A teenager was shot by a police officer Friday night in North Philadelphia as cops searched for a robbery suspect in the area, authorities said.
The 17-year-old was taken to a nearby hospital and remained in critical but stable condition, police said.
The teen was being frisked by a police officer when he reached for a gun in his waistband, a police spokesman said. A scuffle began and led to one officer shooting the teen twice in the leg and once in the lower back.
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Officers were scouring the area around 28th and Somerset streets searching for a gunman who robbed a woman shortly before 9 p.m., police said.
Police said the 17-year-old fit the description of the robber, but they later determined it was not him.
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