Teen charged after barricade situation in North Philadelphia

Police say they have charged a juvenile as an adult after a barricade situation in North Philadelphia Monday.

The incident began around 5:45 a.m. Monday on the 1500 block of Lehigh Avenue.

Police were attempting to service a warrant on armed robbery suspects, and called for additional units after reporting shots fired.

Shortly afterwards, the incident was confirmed a barricade situation with shots fired from inside a home, police say. A 22nd District officer was positioned on the west side rear of the residence and another officer was positioned in front. According to police, at approximately 5:50 am, an officer heard noises emanating from the rear second story rooftop and observed a male, who was later walking in his direction, on the roof. At that point, police say the officer ordered him to stop, but the male allegedly ignored his verbal commands. As a result, the officer discharged his firearm two (2) times, missing the male, according to police.

The male re-entered the residence and voluntarily exited the front door along with several other occupants, including children, police say. The officer identified the male and he was transported to Central Detective Division for investigation. Search and Seizure warrant was obtained and executed; however, a firearm was not recovered.

There were no reported injuries as a result of this Police Firearm Discharge.