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Off-duty Philly officer shot at movie theater

The gunman fled the theater, and the officer remains in stable condition


Editor's note: You may be ready to engage in an off-duty confrontation, but is your family? Although it’s not known whether the off-duty officer involved in the recent shooting at a Philadelphia movie theatre was with family, he could have been, and his experience serves as a catalyst for discussing family preparedness. Be sure to check out these five tips for making sure your family is ready to do what’s necessary should you find yourself in an off-duty encounter.

Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA — An off-duty Pennsylvania Capitol Police officer and a bystander were shot tonight inside the crowded lobby of The Bridge theater in University City when the officer tried to stop a masked gunman from robbing the theater, Philadelphia police said.

The gunman fled the theater on Walnut Street just west of the bustling 40th Street intersection, police said.

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