Gunfire exchanged between suspects, police in Philadelphia's Germantown section

Two officers were in an unmarked vehicle in plainclothes when they encountered two men shooting at each other.
PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Philadelphia police are investigating an incident in the city's Germantown section in which gunshots were exchanged between police and at least one suspect.

It happened at about 3 p.m. Wednesday in the 4800 block of Keyser Street.

According to police, two officers were in an unmarked vehicle in plainclothes when they encountered two men shooting at each other.

That's when one of the suspects opened fire on the officer.

"The passenger police officer exited his vehicle, identified himself as a police officer and ordered the males to drop their weapon. The male that was closest to the police officer turned around and began firing shots at that police officer," said Sgt. Eric Gripp with the Philadelphia Police Department.

The officer driving the unmarked vehicle chased after the suspects and fired one shot through his windshield.

No officers were injured in the incident.

Gripp says a 23-year-old man and a 20-year-old man were both arrested in connection with the shooting. Two weapons were also recovered.

The officers have been placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of the investigation.
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