US marshals serving warrant kill attempted murder suspect

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Posted: Dec 12, 2016 3:46 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a federal marshal trying to serve a warrant has shot and killed an armed attempted murder suspect in Philadelphia.

U.S. Marshals Service Assistant Chief Deputy Jim Burke says a task force including marshals and Philadelphia police was watching a home in the Oxford Circle neighborhood and saw Kenneth Robledo emerge Monday morning.

Burke says members of the team followed, got out of their vehicles and ordered Robledo to stop. He says Robledo turned around, pulled out a firearm and pointed it at a deputy marshal, who fired several times.

Officials say Robledo was pronounced dead at the scene and a handgun was recovered.

Burke says Robledo was wanted in an attempted murder in July in Philadelphia. City police and prosecutors will investigate the shooting.