Dramatic video shows a Philadelphia turning the tables on two would-be armed robbers as he wrestled a gun away from one suspect and shot a second suspect who rushed him at gunpoint on Monday afternoon.
The 46-year-old victim, identified only as a black male, was found lying at the intersection of Cheltenham and Erdrick streets with gunshot wounds to his buttocks and left ankle. He was transported to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital in stable condition.
Police released surveillance video that shows the victim and one suspect in a physical altercation that spilled into the street.
The victim managed to wrestle the gun away from the first suspect, and while they were still on the ground, a second suspect ran from down the street and began firing. The victim returned fire and struck the second suspect at least once.
Both suspects, whom police described as Hispanic males, fled in a dark SUV, according to police.
Officers recovered a weapon from the scene but no arrests had been made as of Tuesday afternoon.
The incident comes as Philadelphia is already fighting a crime wave.
As of Sunday, citywide robberies involving a gun spiked 63.21% year-to-date, rising to 1,526 from 935 reported during the same period in 2021, according to public police statistics.