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Officer Injured, Suspect Shot During West Philadelphia Robbery

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A Philadelphia police officer was injured while responding to a robbery in West Philadelphia on Saturday morning.

The incident occurred at 52nd and Jefferson Streets in Wynnefield around 10:30 a.m.

Authorities say it all started when a man complained to police the suspect stole his backpack. As the officer approached the suspect, described as 6′, 300 lbs, he reportedly lunged at the officer, grabbing for his weapon.

Police reportedly shot the suspect after the latter grabbed the officer’s baton and hit him over the head with it.

A police spokeswoman says the officer suffered a head injury and was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is in stable condition. The suspect was also taken to the hospital where he is in critical condition.

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