PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A man was shot in the leg after the Philadelphia Police Department says he fired at officers and led them on a chase through Hunting Park.
According to the police department, this happened around 8:40 p.m. when two officers were patrolling near 9th Street and Hunting Park Avenue. Sergeant Eric Gripp tells CBS3 a man approached the officers as they drove through the park. Law enforcement noticed the man fidgeting in his pockets.READ MORE: Man Shot At Least 8 Times In Strawberry Mansion Left In Critical Condition, Police Say
At first, they asked the man if he was okay before noticing he had a gun. One of the officers got out of the car and told him to put the gun down. The department says he responded by firing at the officer.READ MORE: Firefighters Quickly Get Fire Under Control In West Philadelphia
The man then took off, leading officers to Jerome Street a block away. Authorities say he hid behind cars and shot at the officers. Law enforcement fired back, hitting him in the calf.MORE NEWS: Police: Man In Critical Condition In Germantown Double Shooting
After trying to get into a house on Colwyn Street, the man was arrested and taken to Temple University hospital. He is currently in stable condition, the department says.