Off-duty cop getting takeout stops Philadelphia robbery; 1 suspect dead

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Police say the suspects held the gun to the detective's head, took 20 dollars out of his hand, and forced him to lie on the floor. (WPVI)

Philadelphia police say one suspect remains at large after an off-duty detective shot and killed a gunman during a pizza store robbery.

Police officials say the detective was picking up food late Thursday when two men entered the store and put a gun to his head.

They say the pair forced him to the floor and took $20 from him before the detective identified himself and pulled his weapon.

Chief Inspector Scott Small says one suspect fired two shots from point-blank range before the detective returned fire.

Police say the pair then fled Rising Sun Pizza before the wounded 33-year-old suspect collapsed and died.

His name has not yet been released. Police have recovered his weapon. WPVI-TV in Philadelphia reports that one of the suspects was carrying a revolver loaded with blanks.

Authorities say the detective, pizza shop owner and an employee were unharmed.

The Associated Press contributed to this report
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