Philadelphia (CBS) – An altercation in a Vermont bar ended when police shot a man after he shot them. The bar owner opened up about the man’s shot at the Fairmount bar and what happened before the shooting began.
The owner did not want to go to the camera. She is still upset about the situation, although she showed eyewitness news a bullet hole in the front door. She says she is grateful to everyone inside the bar who was fine.
Yellow police tape closed off the intersection in front of Krupa’s Tavern on Brown Street on Monday evening.
Two Philadelphia police officers shot an armed man outside the famous Vermont bar. Investigators say it all started after the man was denied access to the bar.
“He tried to get into the pub and people inside, I don’t know if they slammed the door in him or just told him he wasn’t allowed in and it looks like he fired at least one shot inside the pub,” Philadelphia Police Sgt. Eric Gripp said.
Police say this when they receive several 911 calls for help. They say the man is known in the neighborhood.
“Officers arrived and saw an individual outside the corner of a bar here who had a gun at his side. The officers got out of their carriage and pulled out their weapons and several times ordered the man to lay down his weapon.”
Police say the man then started shooting the officers. Two officers fired back, hitting the man in the thigh. He was transferred to Ben Al-Masikhi Hospital.
“I live down the street, a few houses away, and I heard gunfire,” said a nearby resident.
Others who live nearby say they will have to be extra careful.
“It’s terrifying, you know. A man said.
None of the officers was injured and we were told that the man who shot him is currently in a stable condition.
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