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Police shoot at Southwest Philadelphia carjacking suspect

The carjacking happened at a Gulf gas station at 60th Street and LindberghBoulevard in Southwest Philadelphia about 11 p.m. Thursday.

Philadelphia police shot at a carjacking suspect in Kingsessing early Friday. Credit: Metro archive Philadelphia police shot at a carjacking suspect in Kingsessing early Friday.
Credit: Metro archive

Philadelphia police shot at a carjacking suspect early Friday after the man crashed a stolen sport utility vehicle into a parked car in the city's Kingsessing section.

The carjacking happened at a Gulf gas station at 60th Street and Lindbergh Boulevard in Southwest Philadelphia about 11 p.m. Thursday,6ABC Action News reports. A 56-year-old man was struck over his head with a gun by the 29-year-old suspect, who hopped in the man's 2014 Kia Sorento and drove away.

Police spotted the SUV in the area of 54th Street and Chester Avenue a few hours later. The suspect crashed into a parked car a short time later, and after exiting the vehicle he reportedly moved his hands toward his waistband, drawing fire from police.

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The suspect was not struck by the gunfire, and he was taken into custody.

The carjacking victim received stitches for a cut to his head, according to the report.

 
 
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