On Monday Morning, a man was allegedly trying to hit people with his black Honda in Philadelphia. An off-duty officer was happened to be at the scene.
The suspect was not immediately identified. He was taken to the Medical Center of Presbyterian with a gunshot injury to his head by the off-duty cop.
A bicycle officer saw a black Honda carelessly driving down Broad Street and reported it in around 7:30 a.m., Philadelphia Police Capt. Sekou Kinebrew said.
“This driver was apparently attempting to run people over,” Kinebrew said.
The driver then struck a man along at Broad and Bigler streets at Marconi Plaza, Kinebrew said. The force of the crash caused the pedestrian to go up onto the hood of the car and into the windshield.
Another off-duty officer, who just happened to be in the area, heard the radio call and saw the commotion so the officer responded to the scene.
A “concerned citizen” had used his or her SUV to block the path of the Honda, which has Maryland tags, along Bigler Street when the off-duty officer arrived, Kinebrew said.
The off-duty officer approached the suspect, who is around 6-foot tall and weighs around 250 pounds. The two began to fight after the suspect began to attack the officer, Kinebrew said.
During the struggle, the officer shot the man one time in the head, leaving him in critical condition, Kinebrew said.
A pedestrian was struck by the car and was listed in serious condition and was expected to survive his injuries, police said.
A large police presence could be seen blocking Bigler Street next to Marconi Plaza around 8 a.m. as investigators tried to figure out the reason for the rampage.
No children that attend nearby schools were hurt.