Man who was shot during robbery wrestled gun from thugs before shooting back

An insane video has emerged showing the moment a bloke who was shot during a robbery managed to turn the tables on the attackers.

The 46-year-old man from Philadelphia was seen on CCTV footage in the middle of a physical struggle with a man who was attempting to rob him as they emerge from a side street.

His assailant knocks him to the ground before the bloke, who was only identified as a black male by police, managed to wrestle the gun out of his hands.

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A second suspect then begins firing at the victim as his attacker flees the scene at the intersection of Cheltenham and Erdrick streets in Wissinoming at around 2pm.

The victim then returns fire – striking the shooter at least once.

He was later found lying at with gunshot wounds to his buttocks and left ankle. He was rushed to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital in stable condition.

Philidelphia police released the video as they are attempting to trace the two Hispanic males who carried out the attempted robbery before retreating to a dark SUV and fleeing south on Erdrick Street.

In a news release, the force said: "The victim managed to wrestle a firearm away from offender #1 just as offender #2 began firing shots from his own firearm, striking the victim two times."

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Authorities have confirmed that a weapon has been recovered from the scene but no arrests have been made.

The news comes after a police officer admitted 'leg-sweeping' one suspect and punching another in a Tesco store.

PC Henry Green and a colleague were called to the store in Newland Avenue, Hull, after three suspected burglars were reported just before 11.30am on June 6, 2019.

A police misconduct hearing against PC Green, who remains a serving officer, opened on Monday (June 11 2022) at the former magistrates' building in Goole, to determine whether the officer breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour.


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