A police officer shot a man in the leg after he allegedly grabbed her while armed with a box cutter in Philadelphia on Tuesday.
Police said they received a call reporting someone who needed medical attention at North 6th Street and Tabor Road. When a 25-year-old officer arrived, an unidentified 22-year-old man armed with a box cutter walked out of the home and approached her, according to investigators. The man grabbed the officer as she backed up, police said. The officer then opened fire, shooting the man in the leg.
Witnesses disputed what police said, claiming the officer shot the man while he was on the ground.
The man was taken to the hospital in stable condition. Police are investigating the incident while the officer is currently on administrative leave.
The officer involved has been on the force for three years.