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Police ID armed man fatally shot by Philly officer

Thursday, December 29, 2011
Philadelphia police shoot & kill armed suspect

Philadelphia police have identified a man they say pointed an assault weapon at two officers before he was fatally shot by one of them.

Lt. Ray Evers, a police spokesman, says 30-year-old Ameen Davis was shot once in the head around 11:40 p.m. Tuesday in north Philadelphia after he aimed the weapon at two officers on patrol.

Evers says the officers were responding to a report of shots being fired in the area. He says Davis pointed the weapon at them and did not drop it when asked to do so.

Investigators say Davis did not fire at the officers, but that cartridge cases recovered from the scene came from his weapon.

The shooting is under investigation and the officer who fired the fatal shot is on modified duty.

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