Man Shot in Chest by Police

Officers say the man got out of a car and pointed a gun at them.

By Kelly Bayliss
|  Friday, Oct 5, 2012  |  Updated 5:59 AM EDT
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Police say the 40-year-old man pulled a gun on them during a foot chase in the Nicetown section of the city Thursday night.

NBC10, Tim Furlong

Police say the 40-year-old man pulled a gun on them during a foot chase in the Nicetown section of the city Thursday night.

An investigation is underway following a police-involved shooting in the city's Nicetown section Thursday night.

Police say the incident begin when two officers spotted a black Mercury with numerous bullet holes in the back window. They attempted to pull the car over, but the driver wouldn't stop.

Officers followed the car to Germantown Avenue and Pike Street and that's when a 40-year-old passenger got out.

The man led police on a foot chase. They say that during the chase, he pulled a gun and pointed it at officers.

Officers opened fire, striking the suspect in the chest and legs, according to police.

"The suspect clearly knew they were police officers and still decided to pull a gun on them," Chief Inspector Scott Small said.

The supect was taken to Temple University Hospital where he is in critical condition.

Police found the Mercury on 15th Street. They are still looking for the driver.

Anyone with information is urged to call Philadelphia Police.

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