- Associated Press - Friday, May 12, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Authorities say a Philadelphia police officer shot and killed a man who was armed with a knife.

The shooting took place about 2:45 a.m. Friday in a rooming house on South 51st Street as two officers attempted to serve a protection from abuse warrant. Police say they had gone to the residence about 1:30 a.m. and the man left peacefully, but police were called again when the man returned about an hour later.

Police Capt. Sekou Kinebrew says the man had a 10-inch knife and that police first used a stun gun on him, but the man quickly recovered and again went at the officers. The other officer, a 3-year veteran, opened fire.

The man was pronounced dead at a hospital. His name has not been released.

The shooting is under investigation.



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