https://www.theblaze.com/news/victim-shoots-at-philly-crooks

Surveillance video caught a foiled robbery and shootout Tuesday in northeast Philadelphia — and it featured a man who fought and took a gun away from a robber, and a second suspect who ran up and shot the man, after which both suspects got away.

But police said the victim may have hit the second suspect with gunfire also.

What are the details?

Police said the first offender tried to rob a 46-year-old man who was standing on the sidewalk in the 4200 block of E. Cheltenham Ave. around 1:49 p.m. But the victim fought the would-be robber, and police said he managed to take the suspect’s gun away.

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But video shows a second offender running up and firing a gun at the victim, striking him in the buttocks and left ankle, police said.

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The victim returned fire and appeared to have hit the second offender at least once, police said.

Image source: YouTube screenshot

Both offenders got into a dark-colored SUV, possibly an Infiniti, on the 5400 hundred block of Erdrick Street and fled south, police said.

The victim was taken to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital and listed in stable condition, police said.

Police added to WTXF-TV that 15 shell casings and two projectiles were found at the scene, and workers were trying to recover a gun from a nearby sewer.

Anything else?

The first offender was described as a thin male with black hair wearing blue jeans and a black hoodie over a white T-shirt, police said. The second offender was described as a thin male with black hair wearing a white tank top, maroon shorts with black designs on the sides, and black Croc shoes, police said, adding that the shoes were left at scene.

The getaway vehicle was described as a dark-colored SUV/crossover-style vehicle with chrome trim and a billet-style grill with no brand logo, police said, adding that the vehicle also may have bullet holes in the driver’s side and rear panels.

Police said if you see these suspects, do not approach them and instead immediately call 911. Dial or text 215-686-TIPS (8477) to submit a tip, police said, adding that one can submit a tip anonymously on an electronic form. Police said all tips will be confidential — and you can call the Shooting Investigations Group at 215-686-8271 if you have any information about this crime or these suspects.




Shooting Incident 4201 Cheltenham Ave DC 22 15 050237

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