A robbery suspect was shot last night in Mayfair at Rowland Avenue and Brighton Street.
With guns pointed at two off-duty officers in the bar, the men stole a small amount of money and one of the officer’s badges. The second officer fired at the men inside the bar, then proceeded to chase them.
The officer, who used a personal weapon, not his department-issued gun, told authorities he fired several more times during the pursuit, but that the offenders got away.
A male fitting the description of one of the suspects later turned up at Einstein Medical Center with a bullet wound in his chest matching the officer’s gun.
Police believe they have the other suspects in custody following a traffic stop. The stolen police badge has not been returned, and the officer who fired his gun is on desk duty until an investigation can be complete.