PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — Authorities say police shot and critically wounded a man during a traffic stop when he tried to take an officer’s gun.
It happened around 11 p.m. Saturday along the 2800 block of Kensington Avenue near Somerset Street in Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood after highway patrol officers had stopped a vehicle that was traveling the wrong way on a one-way street.
An officer was patting down a passenger and believed he had a gun. Authorities say a struggle soon ensued and the 22-year-old man tried to take the officer’s gun.
The officer fired a shot that missed the man. The man then allegedly pulled out his own gun but another officer opened fire, striking the man in his torso and face.
The wounded suspect was arrested and taken to Temple Hospital in critical condition. His name and further details on his injuries were not disclosed.
No officers were injured.
Police say the driver is cooperating with them and isn’t facing charges.
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