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A robbery suspect engaged an officer, who used his straight baton. When the suspect went for the officers gun, the officer dropped the baton while securing the weapon. The suspect then picked up the baton and attacked the officer with it. From what I read the officer fired 7 rounds, striking the suspect either 5 or 6 times. Those rounds did not put the suspect down right away. It wasn't until additional units arrived that the suspect was taken into custody.

Having enough rounds on you to stop the threat and shot placement are critical. Just because you get 5, 6, 7... however many rounds off from a relatively close range doesn't mean you won the fight. Keep fighting until you win the fight.

Video: Phila. officer beaten with his own baton

A Philadelphia police officer's fight for life ended with him opening fire on a robbery suspect, and it was all caught on tape. Even after getting shot several times, the suspect didn't stay down. This incredible video captured earlier this month on a cell phone camera shows a suspect attacking an officer with his own baton. You can see in the video recorded at the corner of North 52nd and West Jefferson streets that a robbery suspect, later identified by police as Sydney Clayton, starts attacking a patrol officer next to stopped traffic. Clayton manages to grab the officer's baton and starts beating him over the head with it repeatedly. The officer manages to break free from Clayton's hold, but the suspect makes a quick run to the baton on the ground and appears to back away from the scene. Seconds later, the suspect begins to approach the officer again. But this time the officer pulls out his gun and opens fire. Many of the shots fired caused people nearby, including the man shooting the video, to take cover. Still, after being shot several times, the suspect continues to approach the officer until other officers come in to help. Clayton and the officer were both taken to the hospital for their injuries. Police say they believe the man was high on drugs at the time of the attack, " -- Philly News

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