Philly police involved in 3rd fatal shooting in 3 weeks


The York Dispatch

PHILADELPHIA- Police shot and killed a 16-year-old youth who authorities said was armed with a sawed-off shotgun Saturday, the city's third fatal police shooting in three weeks.

Two officers responding to a report of a possible armed robbery in the city's Tacony neighborhood tried to question Tyronn Sparks and another man, police said. When an officer chased Sparks up an alley, Sparks turned and pointed a shotgun at the officer and the officer shot him, police said.

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