Officer opens fire on suspect who pointed gun at police in Frankford, police say

A Philadelphia police officer opened fire on a suspect who allegedly pointed a gun at police early Thursday morning in Frankford.

Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small told reporters a man was shot in the face on the 1500 block of Pratt Street around 1 a.m.

Police say a responding officer who heard the gunfire saw a 29-year-old man firing shots. According to police, the man pointed his gun at the officer and the cop fired back, missing the suspect.

With the assistance of SEPTA Police, the suspect was apprehended on the 5200 block of Duffield Street. During a search of the 1600 block of Pratt Street police found a green/black semi-automatic handgun in a trashcan.

Another man later showed up at the hospital saying he was shot in the face. He told police the suspect under arrest was not the person who shot him, police said. 



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