Philly police: Officers fatally shoot man with gun

    Philadelphia police say officers have shot and killed a man who pointed a gun at them on a North Philadelphia street.

    Chief Inspector Scott Small says two officers responded to a report of a man with a gun late last night.


    Investigators say the man drew a handgun and pointed it at the officers, prompting them to open fire. Authorities say the 33-year-old man was pronounced dead around 1 a.m. Friday. They did not release his name.

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    Internal affairs is investigating the shooting in accordance with standard procedure. There are no reports of injuries to officers.

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