Gosnell's Son in Court on Burglary Charges

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    A view of the scene where the alleged home invasion and resulting shooting took place in the Manuta section of the city.

    Barron Alexander, the son of convicted Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, is due in court Friday on charges he burglarized college student's home.

    Alexander, who changed his last name from Gosnell following his father's arrest, allegedly broke into a rowhome along the 3700 block of Brandywine Avenue in the Mantua section in June.

    Police say he went into the house three times to steal cash and electronics. The last time he allegedly entered the home, police say one of the three college students living there woke up.

    One of the students got into a struggle with Alexander as another opened fire on him. Alexander was hit multiple times and taken to the hospital. He was later charged with burglary, simple assault and related offenses.

    Alexander is set to have a preliminary hearing in a city court on Friday morning.