Officers Open Fire During Chase In University City

By Steve Beck

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia police officers were forced to open fire on a suspect while chasing him early Thursday morning.

The incident happened at about 2:30 a.m. at 38th and Market Streets in the University City section.

According to investigators, officers were chasing an attempted robbery suspect when he turned around and pointed a silver object at them.

The officers, believing the object was a gun, discharged their weapons and struck the suspect in the leg. The suspect was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in stable condition.

The incident remains under police investigation.

Top Content On CBSPhilly

  • Wise One

    Did the perp have a gun? Did he commit the robbery?

  • Alan

    Translation: Police were chasing a man when he pulled out a silver ipod, police wanted the ipod, punk teenager is in hospital for stealing ipod

blog comments powered by Disqus
Taz Goes Big!
Download Now!

Listen Live