Cops Shoot Suspect in Chest

Police say the man pulled a gun and pointed it at them.

By Kelly Bayliss
|  Wednesday, Sep 19, 2012  |  Updated 6:59 AM EDT
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Cops Shoot Suspect in Chest

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A man is in critical condition after police shot him in the chest in West Philadelphia early Wednesday morning.

Police responded to a call about a man on a bike selling drugs on the 500-block of Conestoga Street.

When the plain-clothed officers arrived on scene, they tried to question the 24-year-old. He fled, according to investigators.

Authorities tell NBC10 that police quickly caught up with the suspect and that's when he pulled out a gun and pointed it at the officers.

A struggle broke out between one of the officers and the suspect, according to police. That officer fired at man, striking him in the chest.

The suspect was rushed to the hospital by police. He is in critical condition.

No one else was injured in the incident.

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