A teenager fired three shots at a police officer Saturday night in South Philadelphia, just one day after two officers were injured by gunfire in a mass shooting in West Philadelphia.
The officer in Saturday night’s shooting was not hit by the gunfire, and police said they were able to apprehend the suspect without firing a single shot.
According to authorities, the officer was on patrol around 11:45 p.m. on the 800 block of South Street, a busy entertainment and shopping district, when the officer noticed the strong smell of marijuana as a group of people passed him.
When the officer tried to get the attention of those in the group, one of the men ran east on South Street and then north on nearby Darien Street, police said.
The policeman chased the man into a driveway in the 500 block of South Darien Street. As the officer approached the driveway, the suspect fired at him at least three times, police said.