The son of infamous Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell was reportedly shot by a resident while he was attempting to burglarize a home in West Philadelphia on Wednesday morning.
Police say Barron Alexander, 22, broke into a home shared by a group of undergrads three times at around 7 a.m., stealing cash and electronics. On the third break-in attempt, Alexander reportedly made enough noise to wake up two of the residents.
Police Capt. John Przepiorka told NBC Philadelphia that a struggle eventually ensued and one of the residents screamed for help.
The second roommate confronted the suspect armed with a gun. The roommate shot Alexander several times. The suspect was later rushed to the Hospital of Pennsylvania where he remained in critical but stable condition on Thursday.
It wasn’t clear if Alexander, who legally changed his name after his father’s conviction, was armed with a firearm during the burglary. The roommate who shot Alexander with a legal firearm is not expected to face charges over the incident.
Alexander will face multiple charges, including robbery, burglary and receiving stolen goods, police said.
“Alexander’s father, Dr. Kermit Gosnell, is serving a life sentence without the possibility for parole after a jury found him guilty of killing three babies born alive at his West Philadelphia abortion clinic,” NBC Philadelphia reports. “Two years ago, Alexander legally dropped his father’s last name, claiming he could not get work or an internship due to his father’s crimes.”