Pastor’s Wife Shoots Armed Robber In Northeast Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A pastor and his family had quite the scare last night when they were approached by a robber with a rifle outside their home in Frankford.

It didn’t work out well for the thief.

It was about 11 p.m. when the family returned home from a concert. The suspect pointed a rifle at the pastor and demanded money.

He tells CBS-3 Eyewitness News there was a scuffle over the rifle.

“He tried to grab my wallet and I turned like I was going to get my wallet, but I was just stalling and he hit me really hard in the back of the head with the gun. Swung it like a baseball bat.”

That’s when the pastor’s 38-year-old wife pulled out her gun and shot the suspect once in the leg. He dropped the rifle and took off, hopping on to a moving SUV to escape.

Police found him limping outside Aria Frankford hospital about a mile away and arrested him.

He’s being treated for the gunshot wound and is in stable condition.

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