Crime 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.
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.
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.
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