Off-duty deputy shoots suspect during holdup

December 21, 2007 7:17:44 PM PST
Police are investigating a robbery that turned violent late Friday afternoon in West Philadelphia. Police say a 27-year-old man with a gun entered the "Hair 2 Observe" barbershop at 55th and Poplar Streets at 4:30. When he announced a holdup, an off-duty sheriff's deputy who was getting a haircut opened fire.

The suspect is being treated for a gunshot wound to the groin. He is expected to survive.