- Associated Press - Sunday, September 24, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Police say a Philadelphia officer fired at two men after he saw the red “laser dot” of a firearm targeting him during a theft investigation.

Officers were investigating a cellphone theft in north Philadelphia on Saturday night, and the victim said the alleged thief had offered to sell back the phone.

Police said one officer was standing by a vehicle talking to the victim when two men approached and he saw a red “laser dot” on his shirt indicating “a firearm with an attached laser being pointed at him.”


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He and another officer heard shots, and he dropped and fired six rounds at the men, who fled. Police said there’s no indication either was hit and the officers were uninjured. A firearm magazine with six .380 caliber cartridges was recovered.

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