PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia police officer has shot and wounded a man who allegedly pointed a gun at the officer, a day after the Justice Department issued a report on police shootings in the city.
Police say the officer shot the 24-year-old man during a foot pursuit Tuesday night in the city's Nicetown section.
Officers had been called to the area on the report of a shooting and found a 23-year-old man with gunshot wounds, lying next to a bullet-ridden minivan.
Police say the 24-year-old man tried to flee the scene and during a pursuit pointed a gun at police and an officer opened fire.
The shooting comes a day after the Justice Department issued a report on police shootings in Philadelphia, citing poor training for officers' justification for deadly force.