Man shot, killed after gun battle with police in Berks County

Written by The Associated Press | Jul 28, 2013 9:05 AM
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(Wenersville) -- Authorities in Berks County say police officers shot and killed a man after a gun battle along train tracks. State police say Wernersville officers responded shortly before 8 p.m. Saturday to a report of a man walking with two guns stuck in his pockets. He refused to drop the guns and fled to the Norfolk Southern tracks, where authorities say he aimed both guns at officers, who fired.

Police say he took cover behind a large metal signal control box and aimed at them again. After more gunfire he went down, but approaching officers said he was still pointing one of the guns at him, so they fired again, killing him. The name of the 20-year-old Wernersville man has not been released pending notification of relatives.

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