Alleged Gunman Refuses to Pay Cabbie, Shot by Police


Philadelphia Police shot and killed a man who they say pointed a gun at them after refusing to pay a cab fare.

Investigators say two officers were patrolling the 1600 block of Arrott Street in the Frankford section of the city around 8:15 p.m. when they were flagged down by a cab driver. The driver claimed that his customer, a 23-year-old man, refused to pay his fare.

As police confronted the man, investigators say he took off running. As he ran away, the man allegedly pulled out a gun and pointed it at the officers. The officers opened fire, striking him. The man was taken to Temple University Hospital where he was pronounced dead.


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Police have not yet revealed the man’s identity. His weapon was recovered at the scene, according to investigators. Officials closed off the area where the shooting took place as they continue to investigate the incident.

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