Friday, February 12, 2016

Man shot by police overnight identified

Jose Delvalle, 39, was identified as the second man in Kensington in a 12-hour span who got into an alleged gun battle with police.

Man shot by police overnight identified

Jose Delvalle / Philadelphia Police
Jose Delvalle / Philadelphia Police Philadelphia Police

Jose Delvalle, 39, of 7th Street near Cumberland in North Philadelphia, was identified by police Tuesday as the man who was shot by plainclothes officers after allegedly firing a gun at them early Tuesday morning in Kensington.

In that incident, the second police-involved shooting in Kensington within a 12-hour span, police said the plainclothes officers confronted Delvalle after hearing gunfire on Thayer Street near F around 12:30 a.m. After they told him to drop his handgun, police said, he allegedly pointed the gun at them and fired. The officers, who were not hit, returned fire, hitting him twice in the stomach.

Delvalle was taken to Temple University Hospital, where he remained in critical condition Tuesday afternoon. He was charged with aggravated assault, violation of the Uniform Firearms Act and related offenses.

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