Phila. police officer shoots suspect

January 29, 2009 7:04:48 PM PST
Philadelphia Police are investigating the shooting of a suspect by a Philadelphia Police officer tonight in West Philadelphia. It happened around 9:15 p.m. in the 600 block of North Sickles Street.

Initial reports say police stopped a suspect at that location.

The suspect reportedly pulled a gun on an officer.

When the suspect did not drop the weapon, the officer fired, shooting the 28-year-old suspect in the buttocks and left thigh.

The suspect was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in stable condition.

No officers were injured.

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