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Police fire weapon during arrest

September 25, 2008 11:54:29 AM PDT
An officer fired a gun during an arrest early Thursday morning in North Philadelphia.Police say they saw a man they had tried to stop around 20th and Cumberland.

Police followed the man to the 1200 block of Oakdale, where investigators say the officer saw the man, 20-year-old Maurice Johnson, remove a weapon from his pocket.

One officer fired, while two other officers told Johnson to drop his weapon. Police say he threw his weapon in a yard and ran. Officers caught up to Johnson and arrested him.

Police recovered a .25 caliber semi-automatic hand gun that was fully loaded.

John was charged with aggravated assault and weapons charges.

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