A 23-year-old man was identified as Lawrence Evans after he pointed a handgun at a plainclothes police officer in Center City, Philadelphia, and then shot him twice early Sunday morning.
Police say Evans pulled out his gun at around 3:30 a.m. during a clash near 13th and Locust streets in Center City.
Officers fired three to five shots, shooting Evans in the left shoulder and left hip, police said.
“At approximately 3:15 a.m., three plainclothes officers assigned to patrol the area responded to a brawl between several individuals on the corner of 13th and Chancellor streets. Officers faced physical resistance in the process,” the district attorney’s office said in a release. “Defendant Lawrence Evans allegedly punched one officer before pulling out a handgun and pointing it at the officers. It is further claimed that he opened fire on
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