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Transparency vowed in probe of Chester police shooting

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 14, 2016 2:02 AM
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(Chester) -- The mayor of  Chester in Delaware County is vowing transparency and urging community patience in an investigation into an exchange of gunfire that wounded a police captain and killed one suspect and critically injured a second. 

Chester Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland also praised police for exercising restraint in dealing with crowd hostility after the incident.

He also urged young people Sunday to make "good choices.'' 

Police chief James Nolan said officers tried to stop a vehicle at about 4:00 p.m. Saturday, but someone in the car started shooting and police returned fire, killing one suspect and wounding another.

A third person was arrested. 

Captain Alan Davis, who has been on the force for at least 25 years, is in good condition at Crozer Chester Medical Center.  

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