Officers Shoot Armed Man Involved in Domestic Dispute: Police

Police officers shot a man who allegedly aimed his weapon towards them after they responded to a reported domestic dispute in Northeast Philadelphia.

On Wednesday at 5:47 p.m., police responded to a domestic incident and a report of a person with a weapon at a home on Crafton and Levick streets. When they arrived they were met by a woman who told them her husband was standing in the doorway of the house, police said.

Police say they then saw the man in the doorway armed with a rifle. The officers ordered the man to drop the weapon but he refused, according to officials. The officers then told the man again to drop his weapon, police said. The man then allegedly lowered his weapon towards one of the officers. The officers then opened fire, striking the man once in the left arm.

The man was taken to the hospital where he is currently in stable condition. Police continue to investigate the incident.

Contact Us