Man dead in police-involved shooting

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A suspected robber in Philadelphia has been shot and killed following a foot chase and fight with a police officer.

It happened in northeast Philadelphia around 4 p.m. Tuesday, when police officials say an officer walking his beat saw a strong-arm robbery in progress and chased after the suspect on foot.

Police say a struggle ensued, with the suspect knocking down the officer and slamming his head against the ground. That’s when the police officer said he shot the assailant in the chest.

The man was pronounced dead at a hospital.

The officer is hospitalized in stable condition with head injuries. No names have been released.

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