Police shoot, kill driver in Hunting Park

    Two Philadelphia police officers opened fire on an armed suspect during what seemed to begin as a routine traffic stop on Friday night.

    According to ABC6, a sergeant from the 25th district pulled over a 28-year-old man on the 4400 block of Rising Sun Avenue at around 11:30 p.m. last night.

    The officer reported smelling marijuana and called for backup.

    “When two other officers arrived, the suspect allegedly got out of his vehicle and pulled out a handgun.”

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    Two of the officers opened fire on the driver, striking him six times.

    He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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