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Police shoot man, kill his dog

A wild scene unfolded Thursday evening in South Philadelphia when a man was shot in the hand by police after he rammed his pick-up truck into their unmarked car, police said.

The man's dog, which was in the passenger seat, was killed when the two detectives from Upper Darby opened fire, said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael J. Chitwood.

Around 6 p.m., the detectives went to the 300 block of Winton Street in South Philadelphia to arrest a man wanted for violating at least two protection-from-abuse orders in Upper Darby, Chitwood said.

The detectives took the man, whose name and age were not available, into custody without incident, Chitwood said.

However, a neighbor who apparently was intoxicated got into a truck to go after the officers, Chitwood said.

At the intersection of Broad Street and Oregon Avenue, the truck crashed into the front of the police car, Chitwood said.

The officers got out and the driver tried to ram them again, Chitwood said. The detectives opened fire and struck the driver, whose name and age also were not available, in the hand and killed his dog.

The driver was taken to a local hospital and faces numerous charges, Chitwood said.

The detectives and the first man they arrested were not injured.