Philadelphia Police Shoot Armed Man in Fairmount, Officials Say

The shooting occurred late Monday afternoon on 27th and Brown streets.

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Philadelphia police shot an armed suspect after he fired at officers in the city’s Fairmount neighborhood, investigators said. 

Police arrived outside a home on 27th and Brown streets shortly before 5 p.m. Monday for a report of a person with a gun. When they arrived they found an unidentified man armed with a handgun, investigators said.

The officers ordered the man multiple times to drop the weapon but he refused, according to police. The man then allegedly fired at least one shot at the officers.

The officers then fired back at the man, shooting him once in the thigh.

The man was taken to Presbyterian Hospital where he is currently in stable condition. None of the officers were hurt during the incident. Police have not yet revealed the man's identity.

This story is developing. Check back for updates. 

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