Gun suspect killed in confrontation with police in North Philadelphia

Fatal Police Involved Shooting

Crime scene investigators gather evidence after a gun suspect was shot and killed in a confrontation with police Tuesday evening in North Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Fatal Police Involved ShootingAccording to police, an officer opened fire on a man who pointed at gun at them on Glenwood Avenue near 22nd Street. Police said they recovered and .357 caliber revolver and a 9mm handgun from the suspect’s car.

The incident began when the driver of the car fled a police traffic stop, according to the Philadelphia Daily News. According to FOX29, the speeding suspects crashed into a van with two adults and three children inside. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that the driver was arrested and that no one else was hurt.

Slideshow: Investigation at scene of police-involved shooting. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.[slideshow_deploy id=’13525′]

As we reported earlier, the latest wave of gun violence continued as shooters killed one man and wounded four Tuesday night in Philadelphia, following a violent stretch from last weekend that peaked with three people killed and eight wounded on Monday.

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