An officer opened fire late Thursday night on an armed man who ran from Philadelphia Police in the city's Frankford neighborhood.
Police responded to reports of gunfire on Akron Street near Dyre Street 11:45 p.m. and spotted a large crowd gathered a few blocks away at Pratt Street and Frankford Avenue, according to Philadelphia Police Inspector Ron Evers.
One man broke away from the group once he saw the responding officers exit their marked patrol vehicle and began running, authorities said.
Breaking news and the stories that matter to your neighborhood.
"The officer chases, sees a gun in his hand, tells him to drop the gun. He does not drop the gun. The officer fires one shot," Evers said.
The armed man was hit in the left leg and rushed to Albert Einstein Medical Center, where he is in stable condition. He did not fire any shots during the incident, according to Evers.
Officers recovered two guns from the suspect, a Glock 9mm with an extended clip that holds 31 bullets, and a fully loaded revolver, he said.
"One was in his hand and one was in his waistband," he said.
Investigators found two shell casings on Akron Street and they are working to determine
An investigation is underway.