Burglary Suspect Calls Police on Himself After Would-Be Victim Shoots at Him: Police

An alleged would-be burglar called the cops on himself after an off-duty officer's mother apparently shot at and struck the suspect, Philadelphia police said.

The unidentified suspect ran to a nearby car wash after the shooting early Saturday, climbed to the roof of the business and called 9-1-1, police said.

He suffered injuries from broken glass and a possible graze wound from a bullet, police said. The 43-year-old man was being treated Saturday at Hahnemann Hospital, where he was held in police custody.

The initial alleged burglary occurred sometime before 5 a.m. on Poplar Street near Watts Street in North Philadelphia, police said.

Officers found the suspect a couple blocks away on the rooftop near North Broad and Brown streets.

The suspect is stable at the hospital. The city police officer was not involved in the shooting, cops said. A weapon was recovered, police said, but it is not clear if it is the homeowner's or the suspect's.

Burglary in North Philly 2
Jessica Kleinschmidt
An alleged would-be burglar was shot by a homeowner on Poplar Street in North Philadelphia, May 5, 2018, police said.

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