What to Know
- An off-duty Philadelphia deputy sheriff was shot during a robbery attempt in Yeadon, Delaware County, Tuesday night.
- The deputy had just pulled into the Parkview Court Apartments with his girlfriend when robbers approached him.
- The deputy was hospitalized after being shot from behind.
An off-duty Philadelphia deputy sheriff is recovering after being shot in the back in Yeadon, Delaware County, Tuesday night.
The unnamed deputy driving with his girlfriend onto the 1300 block of Alfred Avenue at the Parkview Court Apartments shortly around 9 p.m. when the 30-year-old was approached by armed robbers, investigators said.
The incident was captured on surveillance video released by Yeadon police.
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"The victim places his cellphone down on the ground and says he has nothing else, at which point he turns and flees," Yeadon Police Chief Anthony Paparo said. "And, this coward then shoots at him twice, hits him in the buttocks, and flees on foot with the second male."
The deputy was taken to Presbyterian Hospital in stable condition. His girlfriend wasn't hurt.
Police searched overnight for suspects who may have fled into Southwest Philadelphia. They also questioned six people but didn't consider any of them suspects.
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