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: 6-Year-Old Boy Fighting For Life After Southwest Philadelphia Triple Shooting
Back-up officers then shot the suspect who was pronounced dead at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Olney.READ MORE: Delaware AG Says Ex-Police Chief Michael Capriglione Not Fit For Public Office
The injured officer was treated at the same hospital. He is in good condition and expected to be released.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Police Officers Michael Kennedy, James Saxton Arrested For Wrongdoing
Reported By Al Novack , KYW Newsradio; CBS 3