PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police in Philadelphia say officers were fired upon on South Street overnight but apprehended a suspect without returning fire in the crowded entertainment area.
A police spokeswoman said a man made a pass at a woman shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday and got into an argument with her companions, then walked away but turned and fired at them from across the street but missed. Officers nearby pursued the man, who shot at them but missed. Other officers converged on the area and apprehended the 42-year-old suspect. Police said no injuries were reported.
A police statement said officers would have been justified in returning fire but didn’t want to risk injury to civilians in the crowded area and pursued the suspect without discharging their weapons “with disregard for their own safety.”