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Pa. cops hunt for man who shot officer

The suspect pointed a gun at Sgt. Robert Ralston's head, but the officer escaped serious injury

Philadelphia Daily News

PHILADELPHIA — Five children came within inches of losing their father when a brazen gunman shot a police officer in West Philadelphia yesterday morning.

The incident began about 4 a.m. on 56th Street and Lancaster Avenue when Sgt. Robert Ralston, a 21-year veteran, spotted two men on nearby train tracks, said Deputy Commissioner Richard Ross.

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