'Shoot me, I'm black,' man yells at cops before moving to attack them
Police say suspects in Bustleton incident allegedly threatened officers trying to break up a fight, while one of them encouraged the officers to shoot him.
A woman was charged with assault for striking three Philly police officers who were attempting to break up a late night brawl outside an after-hours lounge in Bustleton, police said.
The incident occurred around 2:48 a.m. Sunday after security guards at the Good Life Lounge on the 9800 block of Bustleton Ave. called 911 to resport the fight and heard several gunshots.
Officers arrived to find a group of 50 to 75 people with about 25 people actively fighting.
When officers moved in to break up the individual fights, one black male reportedly shouted, "Shoot me, shoot me, I'm black, shoot me," police said.
An officer attempted to calm down the man, who approached in a fighting stance with balled hands and was pepper-sprayed.
A black female then attempted to intervene, jumping in between the officer and the male and punching three officers. She fled on foot but was apprehended nearby.
A third male defendant ran at the cops but was arrested before he could asasult them.
The female is charged with assault for attacking the three officers.
The two males are charged with riot and disorderly conduct.
The names and mugshots of the suspects were not released. No motive was reported for the fight. No gunshot victims were located, but 11 shell casings were found on the crime scene.