A TEEN POINTED a gun at police in West Philadelphia last night, prompting them to shoot him, police said.

At 8:53 p.m., officers responded to Frazier Street near Media for a report of a man with a gun, Chief Inspector Scott Small said. When the cops arrived, they spotted a teen holding a gun who matched the description of the gunman, he said.

The 17-year-old saw the officers and ran to 57th Street, Small said, but then turned and pointed his gun at the cops, prompting two officers to fire, hitting him in the shoulder and torso. He was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and was in critical condition but expected to survive.

Small said police found the teen's fully loaded 9 mm Ruger with an extended clip, which he dropped when he was shot. Internal Affairs officers and detectives were investigating last night.