PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – An unidentified man is dead following a confrontation with police along the 2100 block of Nedro Avenue in the Germantown section.
The police shooting took place following a short chase involving an ATV and a car jacking.
The incident and resulting police shooting happened around 11 p.m. Both homicide and internal affairs are investigating. Police say that after a brief chase the suspect got off the ATV and carjacked another vehicle. During an attempted get-away, the 28-year-old suspect allegedly attempted to rundown a pursuing officer, who was on foot. The officer suffered a minor leg injury.READ MORE: Some Students At Mitchell Elementary School Not Fed School Breakfast, Lunch Due To Staff Shortages
Back-up officers then shot the suspect who was pronounced dead at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Olney.READ MORE: Atlantic City To Receive $50,000 State Grant To Help With Plan For New Use Of Former Trump Plaza Casino
The injured officer was treated at the same hospital. He is in good condition and expected to be released.MORE NEWS: Kensington Drug Boss, Ricardo Carrion, Convicted On Several Drug Trafficking Charges
Reported By Al Novack , KYW Newsradio; CBS 3