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Cops wound armed man in West Philly

A pair of 16th District patrol cops wounded an armed man in West Philadelphia earlier tonight.

Cops wound armed man in West Philly

A pair of 16th District patrol cops wounded an armed man in West Philadelphia earlier tonight.

Police spokesman Lt. Frank Vanore said the officers responded to a report of gunshots and a person with a gun on Otter Street near 42nd at about 7:45 p.m. Neighbors directed the cops to a man standing in the doorway of a rowhouse.

The cops asked the man to show his hands. Vanore said the man "produced a revolver" and both officers opened fire. The man, whose name and age have not yet been released, was wounded and taken into custody, he said. Police recovered the revolver. The wounded man was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in critical condition.

Members of the Internal Affairs Bureau are investigating the incident, Vanore added.

 Update: Vanore said the 55-year-old man was pronounced dead at HUP at 8:49 p.m. His name has not yet been released. This was the 11th fatal police-involved shooting of the year, Vanore added.

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