Officer injured while chasing suspect in Strawberry Mansion

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Sunday, October 14, 2018
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Officer injured while chasing suspect in Strawberry Mansion. Gray Hall reports during Action News at 6 a.m. on October 14, 2018.

STRAWBERRY MANSION (WPVI) -- A Philadelphia police officer is in the hospital being treated for an injury he suffered while chasing a suspect.

The officer suffered a puncture wound to his arm.

He was injured while responding to a 911 call at around 3:30 a.m. Sunday for gunfire near 30th and Cumberland in the Strawberry Mansion section of the city.

When the officer tried to question a man in connection with the gunfire, the man made a run for it.

The officer chased him and fell to the ground when he heard gunfire.

The man got away.

Police found several shell casings at the scene.


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