A Philadelphia-area police officer shot and killed a man after a chase that started in a residential neighborhood and ended on a golf course, authorities said.
Superintendent Timothy Bernhardt of the Upper Darby police department told The Philadelphia Inquirer that the man had been sought since Thursday night, when a woman who had a protection-from-abuse order against him called to say she feared he was near and might harm her.
Bernhardt said a patrol officer spotted him shortly before 12:30 p.m. Friday and pursued him along a trail and then across a bridge over railroad tracks at the Parkview train station. The man hid in brush along the creek bed on a golf course and then attacked the officer when he approached, Bernhardt said.
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The two struggled, and the officer shot the man once, Bernhardt said. The man was pronounced dead shortly before 2 p.m. Friday at Lankenau Medical Center, he said.
The Delaware County district attorney's office and the police internal affairs department are investigating. The name of the man — who authorities said had outstanding arrest warrants from California, North Carolina, and Las Vegas — wasn't released pending notification of his relatives.