Man shot by Phila. police after allegedly pointing gun

Posted: May 25, 2014

A 23-year-old Delaware County man suspected of burglary was shot by police after he allegedly pointed a gun at officers Friday afternoon in the city's Hunting Park section.

Shortly after 4 p.m., two uniformed officers responded to a burglary call in the 4300 block of North Franklin Street and attempted to stop the man for investigation, police said.

The man, who lives in Upper Darby, ran from the officers, heading west on Cayuga Street and then north on Eighth Street, police said.

As one officer gave chase, the suspect allegedly pointed a gun at the officer, who then fired at the fleeing man.

The second officer drove north on Eighth and attempted to apprehend the suspect, who allegedly pointed his gun at that officer as well.

The man was shot in the buttocks, a leg, and an arm, police said. He was taken to Temple University Hospital, where he was reported in stable condition. The officers were not injured.

A gun was recovered at the scene, police said.

Following police protocol, the officers were placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of an Internal Affairs investigation and a review by the District Attorney's Office.

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