Police shoot and kill teen after confrontation in South Philly
Gunfire erupted around 7:20 p.m. in the area of 18th and Barbara Streets.
An unidentified male teen was fatally shot by police and an officer was injured by shattered glass during a confrontation Tuesday night in South Philadelphia, police said.
The incident occurred around 7:20 p.m. in the area of 18th and Barbara Streets, police said. Two officers fired their guns and the teen was shot in the torso. Police took the teen to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
An officer who did not fire his gun was reportedly struck in the eye by shattered glass and also was taken to Penn Presbyterian, police said. He was reported in stable condition.
Police said a gun was recovered at the scene. At least one person was taken into custody at the scene, police said.
NBC10 reported that four plainclothes officers in an unmarked police vehicle were conducting surveillance when they spotted two teens on bikes and one appeared to have a gun.
When the officers turned on their vehicle’s emergency lights, one teen allegedly started shooting at them and a bullet shattered a rear passenger-side window. Two officers exited the vehicle and chased the teen, firing multiple times, NBC10 reported.