Authorities said a man suspected of shooting a female killer while stealing a car was killed during an altercation with police in the Germantown District of Philadelphia.
The accident began around 4 a.m. at St Luke’s Church in Building 5400 of Germantown Street.
Police said the 29-year-old suspect entered the church and stole a set of car keys from a woman who lives in the church. The suspect allegedly fired a bullet at the woman but missed it. Police said he then stole her car, but then it crashed.
Then the suspect tried to kidnap another woman, but the driver managed to escape.
Police said the man then kidnapped a 19-year-old woman from her car and shot her. She was taken to the hospital where she died.
Police arrived at the scene and found the suspect who was armed with an AK-47 assault rifle.
The man began to run away and chased the officers a block distance.
At that time, the police said he opened fire on officers in the area of Chelten Street and Green Street.
The officers fired back, but the police said they did not hit the suspect.
Police said the man then got into a police car, but he could not get away from it because there were no keys.
After exiting the car, police said the man continued to drive away while pointing the rifle at officers on Germantown Street and Rittenhouse Street.
Police said the officers ordered the man to drop the gun. When the suspect did not comply, they shot and hit him. Four officers are said to have unloaded their weapons.
The suspect was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.