Authorities: Officers shoot, kill man who fired at cop car
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police say a man was shot and killed by officers after leading them on a foot chase and firing a gun at a police cruiser.
Police say the officers approached the 48-year-old man as he rode a bicycle Thursday morning after seeing a firearm on him. The officers say the man ditched the bicycle and ran away while tucking the gun under his shirt.
The officers had chased him for about a block when he exchanged gunfire with an officer. The man continued to run, encountered the police cruiser and opened fire.
Two officers returned fire from inside the car, striking the man. He was taken to the hospital but was pronounced dead there a short time later.
The man’s name has not been released. No officers were injured.