Chaos in Philadelphia : Looting, Violence, Officer Run Down; After Cops Shoot Man Armed with Knife

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 AP Reported: Police shot and killed a 27-year-old Black man on a Philadelphia street after yelling at him to drop his knife, sparking violent protests that police said injured 30 officers and led to dozens of arrests.

The shooting occurred before 4 p.m. Monday as officers responded to a report of a person with a weapon, police spokesperson Tanya Little said.

Officers were called to the Cobbs Creek neighborhood and encountered the man, later identified as Walter Wallace, who was holding a knife, Little said. Officers ordered Wallace to drop the knife, but he instead “advanced towards” them. Both officers then fired “several times,” Little said.

The tragedy was caught on camera by a bystander and the video has gone viral

Social media captured the civil unrest which took over Philadelphia streets.