FAIRHILL (WTXF) - Two Philadelphia police officers fired at an armed robbery suspect and chased him moments after the crime, Saturday night. Nobody was hurt and that suspect was arrested.
The department says the officers were on patrol at 10:20pm and saw a 27-year-old man “discharging a firearm in the direction of another male, who was running north in the 2900 block of N. Front Street.”
They stopped, and the officer on the passenger side got out and fired. The other shot at the suspect through the windshield, while still in the driver's seat.
Then, police say the “suspect turned and the officers indicated they observed a muzzle flash from his weapon in their direction.”
One of the officers fired again and the suspect ran west on Tusculum Street, and north in the 3000 block of N. Waterloo Street.
He did get away, but was eventually stopped by responding officers in the area.
Police say the robbery victim, “who the suspect originally fired upon,” was a 20-year-old man. The victim identified the suspect as the robber who stole his wallet and cell phone.
No weapon was recovered.
The suspect’s name has not been released and there’s no word on any charges.
Internal Affairs is investigating the shooting, and the District Attorney's Office will review the report.
The officers will be placed on administrative duty, pending the outcome of the preliminary investigation.