A 34-year-old man is in critical condition after being wounded by a police officer during a foot chase in North Philadelphia, according to police.

About 11 Thursday night, a woman called 911 about a possible break-in at her home in the 3200 block of North Carlisle Street.

Officers arrived to learn that her ex-boyfriend, David Patterson, had forced his way in and had a gun, according to police spokesman Lt. Ray Evers.

The officers saw a man matching Patterson's description a couple of blocks away and gave chase, Evers said.

In the 1400 block of West Indiana Avenue, the suspect fired once at the officers, and an officer fired back several times, hitting Patterson in the arms and torso, Evers said.

A loaded 9mm handgun was recovered at the scene.

Patterson lives in the 4800 block of North Seventh Street in the city's Olney section.

The officer who fired, an eight-year veteran with the 35th District, was placed on administrative leave pending an investigation by the police Internal Affairs unit and the district attorney's office, Evers said.

The officer's name was not released.

Contact staff writer Peter Mucha at 215-854-4342 or pmucha@phillynews.com.

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