PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - Authorities are investigating a police-involved shooting in Kensington.
According to police, on Friday, November 25 shortly after 10:30 p.m., two 24th District Officers, observed a 33-year-old male in the 1800 block of E. Clementine Street. Investigators say the officers asked the male to stop, at which time he reached toward his waistband area and the officers observed a bulge under his sweatshirt.
Investigators say the male then ran east on Clementine as the officers notified Police Radio and went into pursuit of the male. The male ran through several streets, leading to the 3000 block of Jasper Street, where the officers observed that he was now holding a handgun in his hands, according to police.
Police say the male fled again leading to 3000 Helen Street, where he turned toward the officers with a handgun. According to investigators, officers believed the male discharged his handgun in their direction and the officers discharged their firearms.
According to authorities, the male then fled south on Helen Street, again through several blocks leading to, 2800 Amber Street, where responding officers converged. Police say the male then turned with his handgun raised toward the responding officers at that time they discharged their Glock weapons, striking the male multiple times; he fell to the ground. He was transported to Temple University Hospital by police where he is listed in critical condition for multiple gunshot wounds. Police say Charles Gordon is charged with: Aggravated Assault, VUFA, Simple Assault and related offenses
Police say a 36-year-old female, was walking in the 2900 block of Amber Street at the time of the firearm discharges and was struck in the left calf by gunfire. She was transported to Hahnemann Hospital where she was treated and released.