Officer Shoots, Kills Suspect After Stun Gun Doesn't Stop Man - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Officer Shoots, Kills Suspect After Stun Gun Doesn't Stop Man

Philadelphia police officer shoots man armed with knife

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    The man attempted to go after Philadelphia police officers with a knife inside of a Kingsessing home Friday morning, investigators said. (Published Friday, May 12, 2017)

    A Philadelphia police officer shot and killed a man armed with a knife after a stun gun couldn't stop the suspect, investigators said.

    The shooting took place early Friday at a rooming house on South 51st Street in the Kingsessing neighborhood. Two 12th District officers served the suspect with a restraining order around 1:30 and the man left without issue, police said.

    But the man returned more than an hour later which led to officers -- including one of the ones who had earlier served the restraining order -- returning to the scene.

    "That person did produce a (10-inch) knife and lunged at the officers," Commanding Officer of Public Affairs Sekou Kinebrew said.

    One of the officers used a stun gun on the suspect, who quickly recovered and again went at the officers, investigators said. The other officer opened fire.

    The man died a short time later at a hospital. His name was not immediately released.

    The shooting remained under investigation Friday.