OFF-DUTY CORRECTIONS OFFICER SHOT DURING ATTEMPTED ROBBERY

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PHILADELPHIA, P.A. (GERMANTOWN)

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A 43-year old, off-duty corrections officer was shot during an attempted robbery outside of his home in the Germantown section of the city last night. A 6 ABC Action News report said, the incident happened on the 300 block of Earlham Terrace at around 10 p.m. on Tuesday night.

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The 43-year old victim was reportedly on his way to work when he was approached by three male suspects. One of the suspects, who was armed, announced a robbery. The armed victim pulled out his gun and fired. At least one of the suspects returned fire. At some point during the shootout, the victim’s weapon became disabled and stopped working. The victim was shot in the head and abdomen. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was last reported to be in critical but stable condition.

“It appears that our victim, who was defending himself with a gun, his gun actually got hit by gunfire and disabled. We know a total of six shots were fired between the perpetrator and the victim”, said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector, Scott Small.

No suspects have been named and no arrests have been made at this time.

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