Cops: Man shot by Philadelphia police pointed gun at officer

Investigators say a man wounded by Philadelphia police pointed a gun at officers while fleeing a bullet-ridden minivan.

Police say the 24-year-old man jumped over a wounded man lying next to the vehicle and ran when officers arrived around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

They say he ignored commands to drop his weapon and pointed it at officers, prompting one of them to fire.

Chief Inspector Scott Small says the man was wounded in the torso.

Investigators say he three gunshot wounds and may have also been hit in the earlier shooting.

The 24-year-old man and the 23-year-old next to the minivan are hospitalized in stable condition.

The shooting came a day after a Justice Department report on Philadelphia police shootings cited poor training for officers’ justification for deadly force.

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