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Man Dies In Shootout With Police In West Philadelphia

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Police shoot a man dead in a West Philadelphia after they say he fired at them at point-blank range.

It happened on the 5600 block of Lebanon Street.

Police say the 32-year-old man was acting suspicious in a neighborhood where there have been several burglaries. When the two officers tried to stop him, he fled.

The cops caught up to him, and that's when police say he fired at them at point-blank range. So, the officers shot back.

"He fired at police within feet from the police officers, so the police officers were very, very lucky that they weren't struck by the suspect's gunfire," Chief Inspector Scott Small said.

The man was hit in the chest and pronounced dead at the hospital.

Police say they recovered a loaded handgun and several spent shell casings from the scene.

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