Authorities announce charges against a man who they say assaulted and pointed a gun at a police officer outside a Center City nightclub early Sunday morning. PHILADELPHIA - The District Attorney's Office announced charges on Monday against a 23-year-old man for his role in an officer-involved shooting outside a Center city nightclub early Sunday morning.
At around 3:15 a.m., authorities say three plainclothes police officers responded to a fight among several people at the corner of 13th and Chancellor Streets, outside of Woody's nightclub.
As officers attempted to break up the altercation, they say they faced resistance from the crowd. Authorities say Lawrence Evans allegedly punched one officer before he pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the officers.
After being ordered to drop his weapon, police say Evans allegedly discharged his firearm several times while running away from the officers. MORE HEADLINES 'He was their hero': Family remembers Philadelphia father of 7 killed in suspected mistaken identity shootingDA: 14-year-old charged in connection with fatal shooting of Philadelphia Parks and Rec employeeOfficials: 17-year-old girl shot and killed while walking her dog in FrankfordEvans was detained and arrested after authorities say he was shot in the shoulder by one of the responding officers.