PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say a naked man punched the windshield of a police car in north Philadelphia and was then shot and critically injured by the office sitting inside the vehicle.
Lt. John Stanford said an officer spotted the nude man shortly after 5 a.m. Saturday in the Nicetown-Tioga neighborhood, throwing large rocks and a large metal newspaper box and even laying in the street in front of a city bus.
He says the man struck the driver’s side door of one police vehicle and punched the windshield of another, shattering it and showering glass onto the interior.
Stanford said the officer in the driver’s seat fired through the windshield, hitting the man in the right chest and elbow. He was taken to Temple University Hospital in critical but stable condition.