Off-Duty Officer Opens Fire After Car Tries to Run Him Over: Police

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    The incident started on 8th and Lombard Streets and ended on 6th and Bainbridge streets.

    An off-duty officer opened fire after a driver allegedly tried to run him over.

    The off-duty housing authority officer was involved in an argument with four men inside a white car on 8th and Lombard Streets around 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, according to investigators.

    One of the men inside the car allegedly pulled out a gun and pointed it at the officer, asking him what the problem was. Officials say the officer then pulled out his own gun and identified himself.

    The driver of the white car then attempted to run the officer over, according to police. The officer fired several shots, striking the front windshield of the car.

    Philadelphia bike patrol officers responded to the scene and managed to apprehend the four suspects on 6th and Bainbridge streets after they became stuck in traffic. The men were then taken into police custody. Officials have not yet revealed their identities or the specific charges against them.

    No one was injured during the incident. Police continue to investigate.