Police: Pa. officer shoots, kills homeless man

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a central Pennsylvania police officer shot and killed a homeless man armed with a 9-inch knife.

The (Lancaster) Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era (http://bit.ly/15RgLiu ) says two Lancaster bicycle officers responded to a report of a man urinating in public at about 7 a.m. Monday.

Police chief Keith Sadler said the man was muttering and incoherent, and as an officer checked his identification he pulled a folding knife from his pocket and charged. He said an officer fired but missed, and after a chase a stun gun was used to no apparent effect, and after he charged again, an officer fired twice, hitting him once.

The man was not identified. District Attorney Craig Stedman said his preliminary judgment after viewing surveillance video was that the shooting was “entirely justified.”

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Information from: Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era , http://lancasteronline.com

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