Thursday night shooting leads to Crowson Street standoff

At around 11 p.m. Thursday, a 29-year-old male flagged down police near the intersection of Germantown Avenue and Hortter Street and told them he had been shot in the arm and leg by a man in a dark-colored Buick.

Their work was just beginning.

While the victim — who told police he was shot while asking for directions — was being transported to Albert Einstein Medical Center by Philadelphia Fire Department medic unit, 14th Police District officers searched the nearby East Mount Airy neighborhood.

About three blocks away, they stopped a car matching the description in the 6600 block of Crowson St., police said.

The 33-year old male driver, who police have not yet identified, ran from the car, entered a house on that block and locked the door behind him.

SWAT called

Declaring a barricade situation, police secured the front, back and sides of the house until SWAT teams arrived on location.

Following several tense minutes, the suspect surrendered on his own accord shortly after midnight Friday. He was placed into custody and taken to AEMC for identification by the shooting victim, who was listed in stable condition with a gunshot to the thigh.

The victim did not identify the suspect as the shooter, but police said he remains a person of interest in the case.

Detectives will secure search warrants for the suspect’s home and vehicle, police said.

Police are still working to piece together the exact circumstances of the shooting as no crime scene had been identified by 1 a.m.

“There will be a full investigation,” said Chief Inspector Scott Small.

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