Police: Off-duty Philly Housing Authority officer shot, killed robbery suspect

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Monday, November 16, 2015
A man is hospitalized after a police-involved shooting in Germantown.

GERMANTOWN (WPVI) -- Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a robbery suspect by an off-duty Philadelphia Housing Authority officer.

The incident happened around 6:45 p.m. Sunday in the 400 block of West School House Lane.

Police said the off-duty officer was walking westbound when he was approached by two males, at least one of which was armed.

When the men attempted to rob the officer, he fired 7 shots, striking one suspect several times, police said.

The wounded suspect was taken to Temple University Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The second suspect got away.

The PHA officer was not injured.