- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 24, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Philadelphia police officer has shot and wounded a man who allegedly pointed a gun at the officer, a day after the Justice Department issued a report on police shootings in the city.

Police say the officer shot the 24-year-old man during a foot pursuit Tuesday night in the city’s Nicetown section.

Officers had been called to the area on the report of a shooting and found a 23-year-old man with gunshot wounds, lying next to a bullet-ridden minivan.

Police say the 24-year-old man tried to flee the scene and during a pursuit pointed a gun at police and an officer opened fire.

The shooting comes a day after the Justice Department issued a report on police shootings in Philadelphia, citing poor training for officers’ justification for deadly force.


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