Philadelphia Police are searching for a man who got away after he and an officer traded fire one time during a foot chase.
Officers from the 22nd District were on patrol, traveling eastbound on Edgley Street near North 24th Street in North Philadelphia, around 2:45 a.m. in uniform and in a marked police car, said Lt. John Stanford, spokesman for the Philadelphia Police Department.
As they crossed North 24th Street, they witnessed a man firing a handgun at people inside a gold Chrysler on the 2100 block.
One of the officers fired a shot at the man and left the car to chase the man on foot. During the chase, the man fired one time at the officer, Stanford said.
Two blocks later, the man disappeared somewhere in the area of the 2300 block of Diamond Street.
No one was injured in the shootings or chase, and the investigation continues as police search for the man.
The department's internal affairs unit investigates all police shootings, with a review by the District Attorney's office. Per department protocl, Stanford said, the officer has been placed on desk duty pending the results of that investigation.