Philip Hasan, 61

Akron, Ohio
September 18, 2016

Agencies: Akron Police Department Ohio

Cause of death: Shooting

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61-year-old Philip Hasan was shot dead by an Akron police officer Sunday afternoon, September 18, 2016 as he pulled an assault rifle from his car, police said.

Hasan was rushed to the Cleveland Clinic Akron General Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.

The incident started about 3:30 p.m. Sunday, when officers were called to an apartment building in the 1000 block of Florida Avenue for reports of a fight, Akron police said in a statement.

The caller told police his 61-year-old neighbor had slammed his arm in the car door, police said.

Officers found the neighbor in the parking lot behind the building.

As they approached him, he walked to his car and reached for an assault rifle, police said. The man ignored officers' commands to stop, and started to pull the gun from the car, police said.

One officer then fired several shots, hitting the man, police said.