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Police fire shots at armed suspect in Parkside

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Philadelphia police fired shots at an armed suspect following a chase in the city's Parkside section early Wednesday morning.

The incident happened just after midnight on the 5000 block of Kershaw Street.

Police say they stopped a 19-year-old male, thinking he was younger for a curfew violation when he broke away and started to run.

The male then pointed a weapon at police, officials say, and police then fired four shots, missing the suspect.

According to police, the suspect was chased on foot into a fenced backyard, where he climbed up to a roof area.

A police helicopter assisted in finding the suspect on the roof.

He was apprehended and taken into custody.

The suspect suffered a back injuring during the chase.

No police were hurt and the investigation continues.

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