Phila. Police Officer Fires Gun, Kills Man

A Philadelphia police officer opened fire at the scene of an argument Wednesday night.

Witnesses say the officer was trying to stop a fight outside lid's bar at 23rd and Tasker St. in South Philadelphia around 11:30 pm when one of the men in the fight looked like he was grabbing for a gun.

The officer fired his gun; the unidentified victim died at the hospital. 

Neighbors say the officer was a constant presence on the street where the shooting happened.

Witnesses say the officer was very upset after he fired his gun.

A weapon was recovered from the scene, according to detectives.

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