Chester officer fatally shoots suspect, 21

Posted: August 06, 2011

A Chester police officer shot and killed a 21-year-old man during a pursuit Friday night, according to authorities and a witness.

The officer was in a patrol car chasing the man on Crosby Street around 8 p.m. when he got out and ordered the man to stop in the first block of East 23d Street, said Jamil Torres, 20, a neighbor who said he was outside when the shooting occurred.

Torres said the officer alleged that the man, whom he knew only as "Pooh," was carrying a gun.

The man was taken to Crozer-Chester Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Chester police declined to comment Friday night.


Contact staff writer Robert Moran at 215-854-5983 or bmoran@phillynews.com.

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