Sunday, January 25, 2015

Convicted felon shot by U.S. Marshal at Chart House restaurant

A man wanted for stabbing someone was shot by a U.S. Marshal outside the Chart House restaurant on the Delaware River waterfront restaurant Thursday night.

Convicted felon shot by U.S. Marshal at Chart House restaurant

A man wanted for stabbing someone was shot by a U.S. Marshal outside the Chart House restaurant on the Delaware River waterfront restaurant Thursday night.

Police sources said Marshals tracked the man to the restaurant -- it was unclear why he was there -- and were moving in on him just before 5 p.m. when the suspect caught wind they were there and jumped in his car, a white Buick LeSabre, and attempted to flee. He hit other cars in the parking lot and then tried to run over a U.S. Marshal, who opened fire on him, striking him at least once in the head.

The man was taken to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. His condition was unclear shortly after 6 p.m.

A police source said the man was also wanted for an attempted arson. His identity had not yet been released.

Police and federal officers swarmed the parking lot of the Chart House, on Columbus Boulevard near South Street, in the aftermath of the shooting. Chart House employees at the scene declined to comment or say whether they had seen the events unfold.

The suspect's Buick, with damaged to its rear driver's side, and a black Infiniti SUV with damage to its front passenger door, marked the site of the confrontation, and people boarding a boat docked nearby gawked at the scene.

Authorities said no police or U.S. Marshals were injured in the incident.

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