Man shot by police in West Philadelphia

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A 34-year-old man was hospitalized in critical condition after he was shot by police in West Philadelphia Thursday afternoon, police said.

Officers responded to the area of 54th Street and Haverford Avenue for a report of a man with a gun shortly before 4 p.m. and saw a man who matched the description of the suspect on Parrish Street, cops said.

When the officers approached the man, police say he reached toward his waist and ran into a garage on 53rd Street near Ogden.

The cops followed the man and ordered him to show them his hands but he did not comply, prompting one officer to open fire, striking the suspect once in the chest, according to police.

The man was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and listed in critical condition. As of 10 p.m., police had not recovered a weapon at the scene and continued to investigate the circumstances surrounding the police-involved shooting.

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