Police Kill Man for Repeatedly Pointing Guns at Them

Sunday, Jul 28, 2013  |  Updated 3:46 PM EDT
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Police Kill Man for Repeatedly Pointing Guns at Them

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Authorities in eastern Pennsylvania have released the name of a man shot and killed by police officers after repeatedly pointing his guns at them, according to police.

State police in Berks County on Sunday identified the man as 20-year-old Jonathan Rutkowski of Wernersville.

Western Berks police responded shortly before 8 p.m. Saturday to a report of a man walking with two guns stuck in his pockets.

They say he refused to drop the guns and fled to the Norfolk Southern tracks, where he aimed both guns at officers, who fired.

Police say he took cover behind a large metal signal control box and aimed at them again.

After more gunfire he went down, but approaching officers said he was still pointing one of the guns at him, so they fired again, killing him.

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