Police shoot, kill man after taxi fare dispute

Police officers shot and killed a man who allegedly drew a gun during a pursuit in Northeast Philadelphia Sunday. (file photo)
Police officers shot and killed a man who allegedly drew a gun during a pursuit in Northeast Philadelphia Sunday. Credit: Metro file photo

Police shot and killed a man who allegedly pulled a gun on officers following a dispute with a taxi driver over his fare in Northeast Philadelphia on Sunday night.

The fatal, police-involved shooting occurred about 8:30 p.m. on the 1600 block of Arrott Street in the city’s Frankford section, CBS Philly reported.

Philadelphia police said officers fired on the man after he pulled a gun while running from the area.

A taxi driver reportedly called over police who were patrolling the area to get them to help him collect a fare. That’s when the man attempted to run away and pulled the gun, according to police.



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