PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police say a man was shot and wounded by officers after he turned a gun on them in North Philadelphia overnight.
It happened around 11 p.m. Saturday on the 2500 block of North Alder Street near Cumberland Street.
Police say a bike sergeant and two officers were riding around, patrolling the neighborhood when they saw 39-year-old Anthony Middleton carrying a gun in his hand.
Authorities say the cops told Middleton to drop the weapon, but he ran through an alley and the officers followed.
“At that time the male did turn around and point the gun at the officer, the sergeant I should say,” said Police Captain Sekou Kinebrew. “And at that time the sergeant did discharge his firearm more than one time.”
Kinebrew says the sergeant fired around four times, striking Middleton twice, once in the lower back and right leg. He is listed in stable condition at Temple Hospital.
Police say the gun that the man was carrying was found in the alley, loaded with ten rounds. The weapon had been reported stolen from Clearfield, Pennsylvania in October of last year.
Middleton was charged with violation of the uniform firearms act and theft receiving stolen property.