VIDEO: Man shot in Fishtown after fighting back during an attempted robbery

A 25-year-old man was shot in the leg on Saturday as he attempted to fend off two gunman during a robbery attempt in Fishtown, police said.

Police released a video Tuesday that shows the target walking around 2 a.m. with a group of women on the 100 block of West Thompson Street. It shows the man stop and faced two men who hopped out of a late 90’s, 4-door Green Ford Explorer.

Both attackers then pointed guns at the man and his friends and demanded money.

The victim patted his pants pockets, made a comment and then turned his back on the gunmen. His friends ran to the end of the block.

After a few more verbal barbs traded back and fourth, the victim attempted to leap at one gunman but missed and fell flat on the ground. The second gunman snuck behind the victim as he stood up and started to inspect items dropped by the victim’s friends.

When the victim attacked the second gunman, the first gunman fired three shots, one of which hit the victim in the left leg. The second gunman stole the victim’s wallet, which contained about $70, and both took off.

The victim was taken to Temple University Hospital where he is listed in stable condition.

The suspects were both described as black men in the early-to-late 20s. The first attacker stood about 6’2” with a thin build and wore a gray hooded sweatshirt, police said. The second gunman, who stood about 5’8” also had a thin build, but wore a blue hooded sweatshirt.

If you have any information about this crime or these suspects, contact: East Detectives Division Det. Sherwood #714 215-685-3243/3244 DC# 14-26-010493

__________________

Follow Tommy Rowan on Twitter: @tommyrowan

Follow Metro Philadelphia on Twitter: @metrophilly

Follow Metro Philadelphia on Facebook: Metro Philadelphia



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Eric Garner death prompts NYPD retraining, pols demanding…

The New York City Police Department will revise training procedures for its officers following the death of Staten Island man Eric Garner after an arrest gone awry.

Local

Interfaith leaders denounce anti-Muslim harassment in Brooklyn

Community leaders of all faiths gathered in Brooklyn on Tuesday to push back on what they described as hateful acts against the local Muslim community.

National

Parched Texas town turns to sewage water to…

By Marice RichterDALLAS (Reuters) - When the going got tough due one of with worst droughts in a century, the parched Texas city of Wichita…

International

NYPD: Robber makes elderly man drive to Queens…

A robber grabbed an elderly man's neck outside a Queens supermarket, stole his wallet and made him drive to ATMs for withdrawals last week, police said.

Television

'Face Off' contestant David 'DOC' O'Connell sounds off…

David "DOC" O'Connell tells us about getting cast on Season 7 of Syfy's "Face Off," premiering tonight at 9.

Arts

PHOTO: Wildlife photographer Marc Mol captures amazing aerial…

This aerial image was taken by photographer Marc Mol who spotted the animals during an air safari in Zambia.

Arts

Theater: “Love and Human Remains” is like a…

"Love and Human Remains" is the worst show we've ever not walked out of.

Movies

Review: 'A Most Wanted Man' works better when…

In one of his last roles, Philip Seymour Hoffman headlines the John Le Carre adaptation of "A Most Wanted Man," about the pursuit of a Chechen refugee.

MLB

MLB Power Rankings: A's, Angels, Dodgers, Brewers lead…

MLB Power Rankings: A's, Angels, Dodgers, Brewers lead pack

NFL

2014 NFL season betting odds: Which team will…

2014 NFL season betting odds: Which team will win Super Bowl?

NFL

5 players to watch at Giants training camp

Metro takes a look at five players who will be on everyone’s mind when Giants training camp gets underway.

NFL

'Vicktory dogs' travel road to rehabilitation seven years…

Of the dozens of dogs groomed by Bad Newz Kennels, 48 were rescued and 22 of the pit bull terriers have emerged at Best Friends Animal Society.

Home

5 New Ikea products that will change your…

We round-up the latest must-have products.

Food

Recipe: Wolfgang Puck's Buttermilk French Toast

We recently spent some time chatting with restauranteur/celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck at his Wolfgang Puck American Grille in the Borgata in Atlantic City. Puck wanted…

Style

Go retro with your sneakers

The best of wacky new sneakers.

Parenting

Buy gently worn back-to-school clothes with Kidizen

Kidizen allows parents to buy and sell gently worn back-to-school clothes.