Robbery Suspect Shot After Pointing Gun At Officers

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia police were forced to open fire on a robbery suspect after he allegedly pointed a gun at officers twice Monday evening.

The incident happened at about 8:20 p.m. near the 4800 block of N. Palethorp Street in the city’s Feltonville section.

According to investigators, two 25th District officers responded to the robbery of an iPod. As officers arrived, the suspect fled the scene and a foot pursuit ensued.

As the officers chased the suspect, he allegedly pointed the gun at them, forcing the officers to fire at the suspect. They initially missed the suspect and the foot pursuit continued.

As the chase arrived at Palethorp Street, the suspect again pointed a weapon at officers. The officers discharged again, striking the suspect in his right hand and hip area.

The suspect was taken to Temple University Hospital in stable condition. Investigators say they found a gun and iPod at the scene.

No officers were injured. The shooting remains under police investigation.


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  1. BC says:

    These people aren’t brain surgeons. Betcha he has prior arrests and has either been in jail or will be in jail soon. These morons carry baggage their whole lives and usually wind up in prison or dead. This is what you get when you try to shoot a police officer. HAH!

  2. hania says:

    oh please joey is a criminal if he didn’t rob someone that night he robbed someone the night before. jason you know you’re a criminal just the same…just be lucky hes alive and stop tryin to take up for the boy. let them teach the boy a lesson

  3. JASON says:

    THIS IS MY BROTHER THAT WAS SHOOT, HE WAS THE ONE WHO CALLED THE COPS, BUT SENSE THEY SHOOT FIRST AND ASK QUESTIONS LATER HE WAS THE ONE WHO GOT SHOOT. NOW THEY R DOING EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO COVER THAT UP, THEY LOOK OUT FOR EACH OTHER NO MATTER WHAT

  4. The Bobster says:

    Too bad J’Am’Al survived.

  5. Larry M. says:

    is it really worth getting almost shot to death overt a fraking ipod?

    1. JASON says:

      HECK NO ITS NOT WORTH IT, ESPECIALLY WHEN ITS YOURS TO BEGIN WITH

    2. JASON says:

      NOPE ITS NOT, BUT WHAT U DIDNT HEAR WAS THE IPOD WAS HIS

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