PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that left a man injured on Tuesday night.
It happened on the 8700 block of Crispin Driver in Northeast Philly.
According to Chief Inspector Scott Small, police responded after there was some type of disturbance at the suspect’s home.
“He was having some kind of disturbance with family members and that’s when police were called. The suspect exited his property walked out to the sidewalk area of his property and that’s where he encountered the police,” Small said.
Small says the 66-year-old man pointed his weapon at two officers.
The officers ordered the suspect to lower his weapon multiple times but he didn’t comply. That’s when one officer shot the man once in the abdomen.
“Even laying on the ground he still had the gun in his hand. Officers had to remove the gun from the suspect’s hand,” Small said.
The man was transported to an area hospital; he is expected to survive.
No officers were injured in the incident.
“We don’t know why the suspect pointed his weapon at police. The officers that were responding — there was no mistaking that they were police officers. They were in a marked SUV, both officers were in full uniform,” Small said.
Police say they do believe the suspect was highly intoxicated at the time of this incident.
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