By Mark Fazlollah, Dylan Purcell, and Craig R. McCoy
The Philadelphia Inquirer
PHILADELPHIA — In the space of eight months, Philadelphia Police Officer Larry Shields twice made the decision to shoot.
The first time, Shields shot and wounded a man who he said had pointed a Glock at him in a North Philadelphia house. The wounded man has since sued the city, but he was arrested after the encounter and police Internal Affairs and the District Attorney's Office have backed Shields.
Philly police shootings scrutinized despite justification