Robbery Suspect Shot by Philadelphia Police

Man injured after pulling handgun, said police

By Jackie Gailey
|  Monday, Sep 17, 2012  |  Updated 7:04 AM EDT
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Philadelphia Police fired several shots at an armed robbery suspect in Frankford.  The suspect, who was hit in the arm, was treated and released from the hospital into police custody.

NBC10.com

Philadelphia Police fired several shots at an armed robbery suspect in Frankford. The suspect, who was hit in the arm, was treated and released from the hospital into police custody.

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A robbery suspect is recovering from a gunshot wound after allegedly pointing a handgun at two Philadelphia Police Officers.

Lt. Ray Evers told NBC10 the officers were flagged down just before 3:30 a.m. by a man at Frankford and Pratt Street who claimed he'd been robbed at gunpoint.

The victim told police he knew the man and said his name was Bernard Ratford, said Evers. The officers spotted Ratford on Pratt and chased him onto the 1600 block of Granite Street.

Ratford pointed a gun at the officers and both officers discharged their weapons, according to Evers.

Ratford was shot in the arm and treated at Temple University Hospital. He was released into police custody and is facing robbery and assault against police charges.

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