KENSINGTON, PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - Police are investigating the shooting of a 41-year-old man, who sustained a graze wound to his left leg in Kensington.
On Friday, March 10, 2017, the complainant went to a property on the 3500 block of Stouton Street to purchase narcotics.
Police say one of the suspects, a 34-year-old man, recognized the complainant as the man who had stolen a bundle of crack cocaine from the block approximately one year prior.
The suspect then allegedly called several other men in an attempt to collect the money that was owed to them from the complainant for stealing the narcotics.
Approximately five additional men arrived on location armed with handguns and held the complainant against his will inside the house.
When the complainant attempted to leave, another suspect, who police identify as a 24-year-old man, allegedly shot the complainant in his left shin.
The suspects allegedly held the complainant in the house and assaulted him for eight days, forcing him to work off the debt.
The complainant sustained a graze wound to his left shin that later became infected.
On Saturday, March 18, the complainant was able to escape from the house and notify police of what occurred.
After speaking with the complainant, responding officers transported the complainant back to Stouton Street to identify the house where the incident occurred.
While traveling to the location, the complainant observed the 34-year-old suspect walking on the 1800 block of Atlantic Street. Kensington Police officers stopped the suspect and took him into custody without incident.
The complainant was transported to Episcopal Hospital for treatment but left the hospital against the advice of medical staff.
This investigation is active and ongoing with East Detective Division.
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