Police: Man was killed after pulling gun on officers during foot pursuit Sunday night in Frankford

Fatal Police Involved ShootingCrime scene investigators examine a gun after a police officer shot and killed a man that officials say drew his weapon first Sunday night in the Frankford section of Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Fatal Police Involved Shooting

A gun rests by evidence markers at the scene.

Police said that a cab driver flagged down officers on the 4600 block of Frankford Avenue, complaining that a passenger had not paid his fare.

According to Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small, the man fled as police approached and then pointed a 9mm semi-automatic at officers who caught up with him on the 1500 block of Arrott Street.

Fatal Police Involved Shooting

Police hold the scene around the cab.

A police officer fired at the suspect, striking him in the chest, Small said. Paramedics rushed the wounded man to Temple University Hospital, where he was he was pronounced dead a short time later.

The dead man’s identity was not immediately released, according CBS3, but officials told 6ABC that he was 26 years old. Police said that the taxi driver was not injured, according to philly.com.

Police hold the scene around the cab.

Investigators photograph the incident scene.

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