Man injured in police-involved shooting in Northeast Philly

Mike Dougherty
November 13, 2018 - 9:32 pm
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A 66-year-old man is recovering in the hospital after he was shot by police in northeast Philadelphia Tuesday night.

Police were called to Crispin Street  near Pennypack in around 7 p.m. for a domestic disturbance and reports of a man with a gun.

When police arrived they say they found a man in the street holding a gun. Chief Inspector Scott Small says the man pointed the gun at the officers.

"The male pointed the gun at both of the officers. At one point, one officer discharged his weapon one time, striking the suspect in his left thigh," he said.

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Small says even after the man was shot, he struggled with police who were able to wrestle the gun away from him.

"Even laying on the ground, he still had the gun in his hand. Officers had to remove the gun from the suspect's hands," he said.

The suspect was taken to Aria-Torresdale Hospital. Staffers told cops the man was 'very drunk' when he arrived. Though injured, he is expected to survive.

Internal Affairs is investigating the incident as part of department procedure.

Stay with KYW Newsradio for more on this developing story.