By Wyatt Earp | June 25, 2009
Chalk another one up for the good guys.
Police mortally wounded an unidentified man in his 50s allegedly armed with a revolver in a confrontation tonight in West Philadelphia.
Around 7:30 p.m., two 16th Police District officers responded to a report of a person with a gun and gunshots in the 4200 block of Otter Street, police said.
The officers were confronted by a man standing on the porch at 4223 Otter, police said. He was holding a .38-caliber revolver at his right side.
That was his first mistake.
Police ordered him: “Drop the gun! Drop the gun!”
The man raised the gun and the two officers fired nine times, striking him twice in the chest, police said.
And that was his last mistake. Game over, man. Game over.
The man was transported by a medic unit to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and was listed in critical condition, said police spokesman Lt. Frank Vanore.
The man was pronounced dead at 8:49 p.m.
No police were injured, he said. (H/T – Philly.com)
And that, my friends, is the big story here. No civilians injured, no police officers injured, and the bad guy is dead after trying to shoot said officers.
It’s Miller Time!