Armed suspect shot by tenant in attempted home invasion

- An armed home invasion suspect was shot by his would-be victim during an incident early Friday morning in Wissonoming, according to Philadelphia Police.

The incident occurred on the 6100 block of Hegerman Street around 12:30 a.m.

Police say 1 21-year-old man was exiting a home on the block when he was approached by an unknown man who stepped out from behind the door as he opened it. The suspect then tried to force the man back inside the property and demanded money and jewelry.

Once inside, police say the suspect ordered the 21-year-old man and another 29-year-old man inside the house to sit on the couch, holding them at gunpoint and continuing to demand money.

A struggle ensued over the gun, and while the 21-year-old man struggled with the suspect,  the other tenant was able to retrieve a handgun and approach the suspect.

At that point, police say the suspect held the 21-year-old at gunpoint, and the armed tenant fired his weapon once, striking the suspect in the head.

The suspect was taken to Aria Torrsedale hospital in critical condition

A 28- year- old female and her two children were asleep inside the home at the time of this incident.

The investigation is ongoing. 

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