Man shot dead by Philadelphia Police in West Kensington

Thursday, June 14, 2012

A man was shot and killed by Philadelphia Police Wednesday night after police say the man fired at an officer.

The incident took place around 7:30 p.m at E and Ontario Streets in West Kensington.

Police say the suspect first pointed a gun at civilians in the area of the 3200 block of North E Street and that's what prompted them to respond.

Authorities say the man then fired at police as he was driving north along E Street.

Officers returned fire striking the man, who crashed his SUV at E and Ontario.

He was found dead laying outside the vehicle that came to rest against a corner store.

The man's identity has not been released.

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