Struggle Over Gun Nearly Gets Man Killed

Philadelphia, PA - On August 9, 2015, at 12:10 am, the 16th District received a report of a
person with a gun at the Lancaster Hoagie City deli located at 600 North 40th Street. Upon arrival police were met by the complainant, a 22 year-old male, that while inside the deli an unknown male grabbed him from behind attempting to rob him.

The complainant, who was armed and is licensed to carry, fought off the offender, however, while doing so, his firearm fell from his hip allowing the suspect to gain control of it. As the two struggled over the firearm, the suspect fired one shot towards the complainant missing him before fleeing the store with the complainant chasing the suspect losing sight of him.

Suspect Description: Black male, dark complected, early 20 years-of-age, 5’9-5’10”, wearing a plaid checkered shirt with a red or orange colored shirt underneath, and a red base ball cap.

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