Philly cops to be fired in '08 fatal shooting

The suspect was shot in the back after fighting with an off-duty officer


Philadelpia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA — Two off-duty police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old West Oak Lane man in 2008 will be fired, Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey announced yesterday.

Chauncey Ellison, a nine-year department veteran, shot Lawrence Allen in the back after scuffling with him near Allen's home. With Ellison was Officer Robin Fortune, who has spent 13 years on the force.

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