PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — A man was shot dead by an undercover officer after an altercation in the city center on Sunday morning.
It happened just after 3am
Police said two plainclothes officers were working at a nightclub when they discovered a fight involving several men.
Officers approached the scuffle at 13th and Chancellor Street and announced they were police in an effort to disperse the crowd.
When the fight did not stop, the officers tried to intervene and came between two men who were fighting.
The crowd then turned on the officers and started shoving them and one officer was punched in the face.
According to police, when officers attempted to arrest the man who had thrown the punch, the man pulled out a gun and pointed it at them.
It was then that one of the officers discharged his weapon, striking the man in the shoulder.
The 23-year-old was later apprehended and taken to Jefferson Hospital by police.
It is currently listed in critical condition.
Police recovered the man’s gun.
The incident is currently under investigation by the Officer Involved Shooting Investigation Unit (OISI) and the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office.
The discharge officer has been placed on administrative duty as per protocol until the investigation is complete.
This is the second police shooting in two days.
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