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Gunman Fires Shots at Crowd, Officers: Police



    Gunman Fires Shots at Crowd, Officers: Police

    A man is in custody after investigators say he shot at civilians as well as police officers.

    The ordeal began when 42-year-old Isaac Carmichael made several passes at another man's girlfriend around 1:45 a.m. on 6th and South Street in South Philadelphia, according to investigators. Police say both the woman and her boyfriend told him to leave them alone which prompted Carmichael to grab her and threaten them with a gun.

    Police say Carmichael then crossed South Street, pulled out a gun and fired one shot towards the man, his girlfriend and another woman who was with them. Police say the shot missed them and struck a nearby vehicle.

    As the three ran for cover, police say two officers close by witnessed the shooting and ran after Carmichael. Carmichael allegedly fled on foot on the 700 block of Kater Street while firing shots at the pursuing officers which missed.

    Police say other responding officers joined the chase and eventually tracked Carmichael down and arrested him. No officers were injured during the pursuit.

    Police say they recovered Carmichael's handgun. He is charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and other related offenses.

    Philadelphia Police are also investigating two other shootings in the city.

    Police say a 29-year-old man was found on the steps of a property on the 6000 block of West Jefferson Street shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday night.

    Investigators say the victim had been shot once in the head, once in the leg, once in the buttocks once in the groin and once in the knee. He was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and pronounced dead Sunday morning.

    Police are also investigating a shooting in the Strawberry Mansion section of the city. An 18-year-old man was on the 1900 block of 32nd Street shortly before midnight when he was shot once in the chest, according to investigators.

    The teen was taken to the hospital where he is in critical condition. Police say they have a suspect in custody though they have not yet revealed his identity or a motive in the shooting.