05/03/2010

Off-duty Pa. officer kills one after argument

The shootings followed a 'playful water battle' involving children and adults

By Jeff Shields
Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA — An off-duty Philadelphia police officer allegedly shot and killed a man and wounded two other people in South Philadelphia on Sunday night after what witnesses said was an argument over a playful water battle.

The encounter happened around 6:30 on the 1800 block of Hoffman Street, according to police spokesman Lt. Frank Vanore.

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