Phila. police shoot, kill suspect at traffic stop

July 14, 2012 4:05:23 AM PDT
Philadelphia Police say they were forced to shoot and kill a suspect after he allegedly pointed his gun at officers during a traffic stop.

It happened around 11:30 Friday night in the city's Hunting Park section.

Police tell Action News that a sergeant from the 25th district pulled over a 28-year old man on the 4400 block of Rising Sun Avenue.

The sergeant approached the vehicle and reported smelling marijuana.

He called for backup and when two other officers arrived, the suspect allegedly got out of his vehicle and pulled out a handgun.

Two of the police officers opened fire on the suspect, striking him six times. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The suspect's identity has not been released.