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Police: Man killed in N. Phila. shootout was aggressor

Police have released the identity of the man killed in a shootout in the Feltonville section of North Philadelphia early yesterday.

Broderick Howard, 26, of Alcott Street near Large in Oxford Circle, died after being shot multiple times by a 25-year-old man, whom police spokeswoman Officer Tanya Little said Howard shot at first.

Police have ruled Howard's death as justifiable, meaning his shooter acted in self-defense. The identity of that man, who Little said remains in critical condition at Temple University Hospital after being shot once in the chest by Howard, remains unknown.

A police source said today that the 25-year-old victim has a concealed-carry permit for the handgun used in the shootout, which was recovered at the scene, along with another handgun and 37 shell casings.

The motive in the shooting is unknown at this time, police said.