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Camden Man Nabbed After Brawl, Including Gunplay, in Old City Philadelphia

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By Molly Daly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A South Jersey man is facing a number of charges after, according to police, he shot at another man during a fight this past weekend in Old City.

It happened just before 2:30am Sunday morning.  Two uniformed officers at 2nd and Chestnut Streets heard a gunshot and ran north toward Market, where a crowd of people were fighting in the middle of the block.

As they started to break up the brawl, officers say one of the fighters moved to go after another man, who accused the first guy of shooting at him.

When police grabbed the suspect, they say a black handgun fell out of his waistband.  Although police tasered the man, he ran off, but didn’t get far before he was caught (see related video).

Now, 28-year-old Christopher Mcrae of Camden, NJ is charged with carrying an unlicensed firearm, reckless endangerment, resisting arrest, and other offenses.

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