There is a reason US cops carry guns and which is why it is a bad idea to attack one
PARKSIDE - May 25, 2012 (WPVI) -- A Philadelphia Police Officer is recovering from a vicious beating and his alleged attacker is in the same hospital with a gunshot wound.
It was a life or death struggle for a Philadelphia Police officer, who was severely beaten with his own baton before shooting his attacker.
A witness recorded cell phone video of the beating and shooting, but investigators have asked him not to release it.
Action News got an exclusive look at the video and could see the officer being pinned against a car as the suspect hit him over the head repeatedly with his own baton.
The officer was able to free himself, pull his weapon and fire several shots.
It was a violent struggle that dozens of people saw at the intersection of 52nd and Jefferson in the Parkside section of Philadelphia
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