City of Philadelphia Police officers are investigating the report of an early morning, off-campus robbery of Temple students inside a private residence on the 1700 block of North Gratz Street (between 18th and 19th streets and Cecil B. Moore and Montgomery avenues), west of Main Campus. It was reported that the robbery took place about 12:30 a.m. Friday, December 10, and was committed by two males each of whom had a gun. At the time of the robbery, there were five students present; they were not injured.
A Philadelphia police officer was treated and released, but the suspect is still on the run. Philadelphia police say Officer Kevin Gorman, 33, a 3-year-veteran of the force, was treated and released at 4:45 a.m. and is expected to make a full recovery. It happened at 2:15am Friday morning near the 3300 block N Howard St near Westmoreland Street in North Philadelphia. Gorman was on routine patrol with his partner when the two of them saw a car heading east on Allegheny Avenue with 4 people inside go past them in the opposite direction at a high rate of speed. The officers turned around and chased the car. It stopped a short time later and one occupant in the back seat of the car got out and ran. Officer Gorman chased after him. The suspect climbed over a fence near Hope and Howard streets. As Officer Gorman climbed the fence after him, there were gunshots and Gorman was hit in the shoulder. The three people who remained in the car are in custody. The shooting suspect got away and police are searching for him on the ground and using police helicopters.