Off-Duty Philly Cop Shoots Driver Trying to Run Over Pedestrians


A man in a black Honda targeted pedestrians this morning, hitting one man before being stopped by an off-duty police officer.

Around 7:30 a.m. on Monday, officials responded to Broad and Bigler Streets, where a man driving a black Honda attempted to hit people with his vehicle.

An off-duty police officer reportedly gave the driver a verbal warning, and when he did not respond the officer shot him in the face, WXTF reported.

NBC-10 in Philly reports the off-duty officer, who was not identified in initial reports, heard the radio call, saw the commotion along Broad Street and intervened.

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The driver, who was shot in the head, is in "extremely critical condition" after he was taken to the hospital, police told Fox News.

Around 7:30 a.m., the driver struck at least one pedestrian and attempted to mow others down with the vehicle.

Philadelphia Police are investigating a shooting that left one man in critical condition Sunday morning following a risky series of events. The driver of the Honda then emerged from the vehicle and "began scuffling with the detective", said the report.

The pedestrian was hospitalized after the incident.