AN OFF-DUTY police officer is recovering from a gunshot wound to his shoulder after he was attacked early yesterday near his Overbrook Park home, police said.
Officer Robert Penn, 46, was returning home from his shift when he got out of his car on Brentwood Road near Haverford Avenue at 12:09 a.m. He was approached by a man who mumbled something unclear and then shot Penn once in his right shoulder before running down a nearby alley, Philadelphia Police spokesman Lt. John Stanford said.
The bullet exited through Penn's back. He was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was listed in stable condition, according to police.