PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police have arrested a Philadelphia man on Wednesday who shot a thief that tried to steal his car. Steven Thompson has been charged with not having a license for his gun after he shot and killed a man for attempting to steal his car in Southwest Philadelphia on Tuesday.
The incident happened on 58th Street and Cobbs Creek Parkway early Tuesday morning.READ MORE: Dave McCormick Sues Over Counting Mail Ballots In Pennsylvania Republican Senate Race
Investigators say the suspect died after he drove away from the scene in his own car, and crashed into a school bus. Police say the incident was an attempted theft of the vehicle or attempted theft of a catalytic converter.READ MORE: Decomposed Body Of Dog Found In Trash Bag On Train Tracks In Kensington, Philadelphia Police Say
Thompson was not injured during the incident.MORE NEWS: Heated Debate Over Who & What Should Be Allowed On Delaware River Splashes Into Public View
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