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Kyree Johnson, 22
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
May 30, 2013

Agencies: Philadelphia Police Department Pennsylvania

Last updated: 7 months ago

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Police have identified a man shot and killed by officers in Germantown and the victim in a North Philadelphia murder Wednesday night.

The man shot by police has been identified as Kyree Johnson, 22, of Johnson Street near Chew Avenue. Police said they responded to a shooting on Wayne Avenue near Berkley Street around 10 p.m. and found Johnson shooting at two men.

Police said Johnson refused to drop his weapon, prompting officers to fire at him, striking him several times. He was taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center where he was declared dead. Police said they recovered a gun used by Johnson at the scene.