Philly man firing gun in crowd led to pursuit, police shooting

An officer shot 1 suspect in the arm as he fled; all 3 suspects were arrested

BY Morgan Zalot and Derrick Moore
The Philadelphia Daily News

PHILADELPHIA — Blaring sirens, gunfire and the sound of helicopters rocked Center City late Thursday night after a chance encounter between police and a shooting suspect led to a wild chase that culminated with a cop opening fire on a man.

"I wanted to peek my head out, but I thought something pretty bad was going on outside," said Andrew Westerhaus, 35, who lives a few blocks from where police say the chase ended near 24th and Locust streets.

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