The son of imprisoned abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell was shot during a home burglary Wednesday morning in Philadelphia.
Baron Alexander, formerly known as Baron Gosnell, was shot around 7 a.m. and taken to a hospital in critical but stable condition, Philadelphia ABC affiliate WPVI reported. Alexander allegedly broke in through a back bathroom window of the home in the Mantua section of Philadelphia. The sound alerted one of the home’s occupants, and another resident confronted Alexander with a handgun, according to investigators.
A struggle ensued and the man with the gun fired twice on Alexander, police said. Gosnell’s son was allegedly seen stumbling out of the house and collapsing onto a street. A folding knife and one of the residents’ wallets were on the street while dropped cash was on the front step of the home.
Police said initial reports that the home’s residents were college students were unclear, although authorities said some of the residents may have been enrolled at Philadelphia-area colleges.
Kermit Gosnell, 73, was convicted last year of murdering three infants after a jury decided that he killed the children just after they had been delivered. He was acquitted of murder in the death of a 41-year-old woman who died at his clinic, which was shut down in a federal raid after he was found to have continually performed illegal late-term abortions between 2008 and 2010.
The abortion doctor made a deal with prosecutors to waive his right to an appeal in exchange for them dropping their pursuit of the death penalty. Instead, he received a life sentence without the possibility of parole.
The trial was closely watched by pro-life and conservative groups, with right-wing outlets chastising mainstream media for ignoring or giving scant air time to the proceedings.