Philadelphia Officer Shoots at Armed Man

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A Philadelphia Police officer fired his gun at a man while he was investigating a shooting in the city’s Frankford section.

According to police, an officer saw a 29 year-old man shooting at someone near the 1500 block of Pratt Street on Thursday morning. Investigators say the suspect pointed his gun at the officer and that officer fired his gun. The suspect was not hurt and ran away. Investigators say that police officer chased the suspect and eventually arrested him.

A short time later, police say someone dropped off a 34-year-old man at Temple University Hospital with a gunshot wound to the face. They think the victim was shot by the suspect.

Police say surveillance cameras in the area captured the shooting.

The shooting remains under investigation.

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