Suspect killed in police-involved shooting in North Philadelphia

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Officials are investigating after a suspect was killed in a police-involved shooting in North Philadelphia. (WPVI)

Officials are investigating after a suspect was killed in a police-involved shooting in North Philadelphia.

It happened around 7 p.m. on the 3100 block of North 9th Street.

Police say they were trying to chase down a suspect in an earlier shooting, when that suspect pulled a gun on officers.

The officers opened fire, causing the suspect to drop two guns.

Police say the suspect then reached for one of those guns, forcing police to shoot again.

"They saw that the suspect was reaching and grabbed the revolver that was closest to him, and pointed that gun at police. Police then fired a second round of shots," said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small.

The suspect was taken to Temple University Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

He is identified as a 31-year-old man from Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, just outside of Altoona.
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