By Wyatt Earp | March 7, 2009
A textbook example of Suicide By Cop if you ask me.
PHILADELPHIA - Police were forced to shoot and kill an armed employee atop the Philadelphia Gas Works building Friday evening.
The employee, identified by colleagues as Juan Delgado, was shot and killed by a 26th Police District officer on the roof of the building in North Philadelphia.
Police said Delgado was threatening himself with a gun and pointed the weapon at police, forcing officers to shoot and kill him.
According to co-workers, Delgado was upset because he just found out Friday that he had cancer. He was apparently acting suicidal at work. Delgado, a chief dispatcher at PGW, has a brother and sister-in-law that work at the company. His brother was on the roof at the time of the shooting. (H/T - CBS3)
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