06/12/2008

Philly cops stop gunmen on street, in bus

By Barbara Boyer
The Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA — Police have faced off against armed suspects in North Philadelphia twice in the last two days, with one man critically injured during a daylight shooting yesterday. The other - wearing a bulletproof vest - was wrestled to the floor of a crowded SEPTA bus.

In the bus confrontation, a 35th District officer and the gunman desperately fought for a loaded semiautomatic that fell to the ground.

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