Police fatally shot a 19-year-old man in North Philadelphia Tuesday night after he pointed a weapon at police, authorities said.
Police said shortly after 7:30 p.m., 22nd District officers tried to stop a 2001 Buick LeSabre in the area of 17th Street and Glenwood Avenue. The driver refused to stop, but was spotted by a police helicopter, which followed the car. Authorities said the the driver lost control and struck a minivan with five people inside on Glenwood Avenue, but kept going losing control again and hitting a wall, causing the car to stop.
As officers pulled up behind the car, police said, two suspects -- both 19-year-old males -- got out of the car. The passenger pointed a gun towards the officers, prompting police to shoot him multiple times in the torso area. The suspect was taken to Temple University Hospital and pronounced dead at 7:56 p.m. Police did not release his name.
The driver of the car fled, but was caught moments later and taken into custody. His name also has not been released.