Officer Shoots, Kills Teen After Crash, Chase

By David Chang and Dan Stamm
|  Wednesday, Aug 21, 2013  |  Updated 11:46 AM EDT
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The man was shot in the chest after pointing a gun at police following a chase and crash.

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The man was shot in the chest after pointing a gun at police following a chase and crash.

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A Philadelphia Police officer shot and killed a 19-year-old man in North Philadelphia Tuesday night.

Police Lt. John Stanford said the 22nd District Officer was trying to stop a 2001 Buick LeSabre in the area of N 17th Street and W Glenwood Avenue in North Philadelphia shortly after 7:30 p.m.

According to police, the driver of the Buick refused to stop and accelerated. Police pursued the car and called in for backup.

During the chase, investigators say the Buick crashed into a minivan carrying a family of five before striking a building near N 22nd Street and Glenwood Avenue.

Stanford said a passenger got out and pointed a gun at the officer, who opened fire, hitting the 19-year-old man multiple times in the torso.

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The man was taken to Temple University Hospital where he was pronounced dead at just before 8 p.m.  A woman claiming to be the man's sister identified him as Aaron McDaniels. She also told NBC10 she did not believe her brother would ever point a gun at a police officer.

Police would not confirm the name of the suspect. They do say however that the suspect had an extensive criminal history.

Police say they recovered a semi-automatic handgun and a revolver from the suspect. They also took the unidentified 19-year-old driver of the Buick into custody after a short foot chase.

No police officers or civilians were injured in the incident. Both Internal Affairs and the District Attorney's Office are investigating the shooting.

The officer involved will be placed on administrative duty pending the investigation.

 


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