Barricade situation placed under control in Cobbs Creek

- Philadelphia police were on the scene of the 200 block of S. Millick Street in Cobbs Creek for a barricade situation.

Police and the tactical team were ordered to the scene around 4:30 p.m. Friday.

A 28-year-old woman opened the door and told police that her brother, Kadeem Nelson, had assaulted her mother. At the same time, Nelson emerged from the kitchen and began firing a .380 caliber pistol at the officers.

The woman ran outside after she was shot in the right forearm. According to authorities, police then learned there were others inside with the alleged gunman.

“There were four other people.  Actually six people; four children and two adults. There was a hostage situation that was ongoing,” said Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross.

Officers took cover behind a parked vehicle.

Nelson stood at the entrance of the home and fired again at officers.

Officers returned fire and struck Nelson several times. He then retreated inside still armed with a gun.

Police closed off the area and kept residents inside their homes.

Police say they made contact with an adult inside the home who helped them coax the alleged gunman to drop his weapon.

“We knew he was still armed and after lengthy negotiations in talks with the mother. SWAT entered the location and was able to take him into custody,” said Ross. 

Police are still investigating. According to police, the alleged gunman was shot in the leg. He was taken to Penn Presbyterian Hospital for treatment of the gunshot wounds he sustained.

The woman was also taken to Penn Presbyterian Hospital for her injuries.

Both the woman and man are expected to be OK.

A .380 Davis Industries semi-automatic pistol was recovered from inside the residence loaded with one live round.

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