Man hospitalized after Police-involved shooting

A suspect is being treated for a gunshot wound to the leg after being shot by a police officer last night in West Philly, police said. About 9p.m. a 19th District cop pulled over a vehicle for a traffic violation, on

56th Street
near
Girard Avenue
, police said. Moments later, the driver of the vehicle exited the car and fled on foot down
Girard Avenue
.

The cop chased him into an alley on Stiles Street, where police say the suspect pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the officer. The officer shot one round at the suspect striking him in the leg, police said. The cop was not injured. The suspect, who hasn't been identified, was taken to the Hospital of the

University

of

Pennsylvania

, where he’s listed in stable condition. Internal Affairs is investigating.

Stay tuned for more information on this developing story.

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