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Police officer fatally shoots armed man on bike in Philly

Published On: Nov 12 2012 08:32:39 AM CST
Updated On: Nov 12 2012 08:40:02 AM CST
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PHILADELPHIA -

Police in Philadelphia say they shot and killed a man who pointed a gun at officers who said he was acting suspiciously.

Chief Inspector Scott Small said the man refused repeated orders to drop his weapon before being shot and killed around midnight Monday in West Philadelphia.

Investigators said officers saw a man on a bike acting suspiciously and he pointed a gun at officers during a struggle. Police said they recovered a handgun at the scene.

The man's name was not immediately released. No officers were injured.