POLICE: KERMIT GOSNELL’S SON SHOT DURING BURGLARY
Police say the man shot during a home burglary on Wednesday morning in the Mantua section of Philadelphia is the son of imprisoned abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell.
Baron Alexander – formerly Baron Gosnell – was shot by a resident in the home in the 3700 block of Brandywine Street around 7 a.m., police said.
He was taken to the hospital and was last reported to be in critical but stable condition.
Kermit Gosnell was found guilty of first degree murder in the deaths of three babies who were killed after being delivered. He is currently serving multiple life sentences.
Investigators tell Action News the shooting Wednesday morning happened after a resident of the home heard a commotion after Alexander allegedly broke in through a back bathroom window.
As that resident confronted the suspect, a second resident came downstairs armed with a handgun.
A struggle ensued and the second resident opened fire, police say, striking the suspect at least twice.
Neighbors described seeing the suspect running out of the house, stumbling and collapsing in the street. A folding knife sat on the street, a resident’s wallet and cash dropped on the front step.
Initial reports from the scene described the residents of the home as students from several area colleges. Police now say it is not clear if all of the residents are students, and that some may have recently been enrolled at area colleges.