We don’t know exactly what happened yet, but it appears that Josh Taylor was carrying his gun between his and his neighbor’s house, prior to a planned shooting range trip. When he was going back to his house, an off-duty cop across the street helping someone move saw him, ran over, drew down and demanded Taylor drop his gun. Taylor (perhaps foolishly) ran inside his house instead where the officer shot him in the chest in front of his children.
A 23-year-old man shot in the chest by an off-duty Philadelphia police officer was in a medically induced coma Tuesday after sustaining severe liver damage, his fiancée said.
The Monday afternoon shooting left the family and neighbors of Josh Taylor with many questions about the officer’s actions, insisting that the officer was not provoked and shot Taylor in his own house in front of his children.
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