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



    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.