West Philadelphia store owner says he shot robbery suspect

Thursday, October 12, 2017 04:46AM
West Philadelphia store owner says he shot robbery suspect. Tamala Edwards reports during Action News at 4:30 a.m. on October 12, 2017.

WEST PHILADELPHIA - A West Philadelphia store owner shot a man during what he suspected was an armed robbery, police said.

The shooting happened around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday inside the store along the 6100 block of Market Street.

While many of the details in this ongoing case remain a mystery, police said they found the shooting victim inside of a house along the unit block of North Dewey Street suffering a wound to the leg.

He was taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center where he is listed in stable condition.

Though the store owner said he shot the man during a robbery attempt, police are still trying to confirm those details.

There is no word if the suspected robber was armed.

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