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Man shot by police in Kensington, in critical condition

A man who allegedly shot a 37-year-old woman during an attempted robbery - and later fired twice at a Philadelphia police officer - was listed in critical condition Monday afternoon at Temple University Hospital after the female cop shot him twice.

Man shot by police in Kensington, in critical condition

A man who allegedly shot a 37-year-old woman during an attempted robbery - and later fired twice at a Philadelphia police officer - was listed in critical condition Monday afternoon at Temple University Hospital after the female cop shot him twice.

The 24th District officer spotted a man who matched the description of the suspect on D Street shortly after police discovered that shooting, Chief Inspector Scott Small said.

The officer yelled at the man to stop from her cruiser and he reportedly fired twice, hitting the driver side front and rear doors and just missing her head, said Small. She then fired at the man, grazing him in the head and hitting him in the chest/abdomen area, he said.

"The officer is lucky to be alive," Small said at the scene.

The officer was not injured.

The attempted robbery victim victim was listed in critical condition, also at Temple University Hospital.

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