Man Dead in Police-Involved Shooting in Bucks County - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Man Dead in Police-Involved Shooting in Bucks County

Investigators say the man assaulted a police officer before he was shot

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    Deadly Police-Involved Shooting

    A man was fatally shot by a police officer in Sellersville Saturday. Police say the man attacked the officer before he was shot. NBC 10's Christine Maddela reports. (Published Saturday, June 9, 2012)

    A 20-year-old man is dead after a police-involved shooting in Bucks County Saturday.

    It happened around 4 p.m. on Clymer Avenue and Old State Road in Sellersville, according to investigators. Police say the man was acting "peculiar" when they arrived. When police attempted to talk to the man, investigators say he began hitting and kicking one of the officers. The officer then shot the man once in the chest.

    "They tried to talk to him to go to the hospital for treatment. During the conversation the subject became violent and combative. At that time the officer drew his weapon, fired one shot...striking him in the chest," Perkasie Police Chief Joseph Gura said.

    Neighbors told police after they saw the man earlier in the day running around and hitting his head on street signs.

    "He was wearing a yellow poncho ... it's hot outside," Matt Cox told NBC 10's Christine Maddela. "He did not seem in the right state of mind."

    Three officers were taken to Grandview Hospital for minor injuries Saturday night; all were treated and released. The officer who shot the man was placed on administrative leave. The District Attorney's office will formally determine if the shooting was justified.

    The name of the shooting victim has not been released.

    Stay with NBC10.com for more on this developing story.


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