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August 27, 2015

Police arrest man who fired gun at officers following alleged drug deal

No one was injured in the gunfire

A 19-year-old man is under arrest after police say he took a shot at them in East Germantown Wednesday night. 

Police say Azzaam Allen, of the 5200 block of Osage Avenue, fired a 9mm handgun after they observed his involvement in an alleged narcotics transaction on the 100 block of East Pastorious Street around 9:08 p.m. Wednesday. 

Two plainclothes officers from the 14th District's Narcotics Enforcement Team approached several males involved in the alleged drug deal, police say. The males fled and the officers gave chase along Pastorius Street.

Allen allegedly discharged his weapon at the officers during the pursuit, police say. Three officers and a sergeant fired back at the offender, who police say ran north through a lot before heading east onto a driveway behind the 100 block of Tulpehocken Street. Allen climbed a fence and was apprehended by officers in a lot.

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Police say they recovered a 9mm Ruger at the scene. There were no reported injuries resulting from the discharged firearms.

Allen was charged with possession with the intent to deliver and four counts of aggravated assault, violation of Uniform Firearms Act, terroristic threats, simple assault and related offenses.

Police took at least four other men into custody at the scene as well, according to CBSPhilly.

It was the second police-involved shooting Wednesday.

Police responding to an armed robbery call shot a man at South 61st Street in West Philadelphia at 6 a.m. Wednesday.

Police say the man was shot after aiming a gun at the responding officers.

The who discharged his weapon is officer Brian Hines, a 14-year-veteran of the department. There were no other injuries as a result of the shooting.