PHILADELPHIA A police officer shot and wounded a suspected armed robber late Saturday in Northeast Philadelphia, leaving the 24-year-old man critical, police said.
Wielding a sawed-off shotgun, the man robbed two men of about $500 at 10:13 p.m. on the 6300 block of Ditman Street in Tacony, police said. The victims, ages 24 and 29, called 911 after their attacker fled.
About 25 minutes later, two 15th District patrol officers saw a man at Levick and Vandike Streets who matched the description the victims gave. He fled when the officers tried to stop him, police said.