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Shane Tyler Whitehead, 16
Germantown, Pennsylvania
November 15, 2015

Agencies: Philadelphia Housing Authority Police Department PHAPD Pennsylvania

Last updated: 2 months ago

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Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a robbery suspect by an off-duty Philadelphia Housing Authority officer.

The incident happened around 6:45 p.m. Sunday in the 400 block of West School House Lane.

Police said the off-duty officer was walking westbound when he was approached by two males, at least one of which was armed.

When the men attempted to rob the officer, he fired 7 shots, striking one suspect several times, police said.