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Off-Duty Officer Fires Gun After Altercation With Neighbor

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A Philadelphia Police Officer has been placed on administrative duty after he drew a pistol and shot a man on the 6400 block of Oakley St. It happened just before noon on Saturday.

The altercation began when the off-duty officer was working on his vehicle outside of his home. A 39 year old man was walking past with his dog when the dog defecated on the front lawn of the officers home. The two men exchanged words and the man and his dog left the area. However, the man later returned and got into a physical altercation with the off-duty officer.

At a point in the altercation, the 39 year old male pulled the officer's hooded sweatshirt over the officer's head while he continued to assault the officer. The officer then drew a pistol and shot the man in the thigh. The shooting victim was taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center where he was treated and released. The officer was taken to Jeanes Hospital for facial lacerations. He was later released.

The officer will be placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of the investigation. Internal Affairs is investigating and the case will be reviewed by the District Attorney's office..

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