Police: Officer fired at men after being targeted by laser

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Police: Officer fired at men after being targeted by laser: Annie mcCormick reports on Action news at 6 p.m., September 24, 2017 (WPVI)

Police say a Philadelphia officer fired at two men after he saw the red "laser dot" of a firearm targeting him during a theft investigation.

Officers were investigating a cellphone theft in North Philadelphia on Saturday night, and the victim said the alleged thief had offered to sell back the phone.

It happened around 10 p.m. Saturday at 13th and York streets.

Police said one officer was standing by a vehicle talking to the victim when two men approached and he saw a red "laser dot" on his shirt indicating "a firearm with an attached laser being pointed at him."

He and another officer heard shots, and he dropped and fired six rounds at the men, who fled. Police said there's no indication either was hit and the officers were uninjured. A firearm magazine with six .380 caliber cartridges was recovered.

Despite earlier reports, police said no suspects have been taken into custody.
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Police: Officer fired at men after being targeted by laser. Gray Hall reports during Action News at Noon on September 24, 2017.


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