Philly police shoot man who they say was armed with a knife
Police responded to the 4700 block of Rorer Street at 10:53 a.m.
A Philadelphia police officer shot a man who was reportedly armed with a knife in the city’s Feltonville section Wednesday morning.
Police responded to the 4700 block of Rorer Street at 10:53 a.m. to a report of a person with a weapon, said a police spokesperson, Sgt. Eric Gripp. When they arrived at the location, they found a man outside the home. When officers asked him to show his hands, he “produced a knife from his waistband,” Gripp told reporters at the scene.
Two officers drew Tasers and ordered the man to drop the knife, but he did not, Gripp said.
Officers deployed their Tasers a total of three times on the man, but all attempts were ineffective, Gripp said.
Gripp said one of the officers then shot the man three times in the chest. Officers then rushed the man to the hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.
Police did not provide further details about the man, the officers, or the shooting.