Man Shot, Killed by Police in West Philadelphia

A man on a bike pulled a gun on officers, according to authorities.

By Fred Vito
|  Monday, Nov 12, 2012  |  Updated 6:34 AM EDT
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Police in West Philadelphia say the man pulled a gun on officers and refused to put down his weapon and that's when they shot him three times.

NBC10, Tim Furlong

Police in West Philadelphia say the man pulled a gun on officers and refused to put down his weapon and that's when they shot him three times.

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Police shot and killed a man on a bicycle after he pulled a gun on them in West Philadelphia, according to authorities.

The shooting happened on 61st and Market street late Sunday night. 

Officers say the 35-year-old victim had one hand on the handlebars of his bike and the other hand appeared to be holding a gun in the waistband of his pants. Police stopped the man, a struggle ensued and that's when he pulled the weapon on officers.

Police say the man refused to drop his gun and police opened fire. The suspect was hit three times and was pronounced dead at the scene.

No officers involved in the incident were seriously injured.

Police have not yet identified the suspect.

Internal Affairs is investigating the case.

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