“Philadelphia police shot and killed a 28-year-old man in Hunting Park on Friday night after he pointed a semiautomatic handgun at the officers during a traffic stop, police said.
The man, identified as Matthew Henderson, of the 4500 block of Cottman Avenue, had 11 prior arrests and was carrying a gun reported stolen in South Philadelphia this year, said Lt. Ray Evers, a police spokesman.
Evers gave the following account:
Just before 11:30 p.m., a 25th District police sergeant observed a BMW 750 sedan disregard a red light at Second Street and Erie Avenue.
The sergeant followed the car to the 4400 block of Hunting Park and pulled it over. Approaching the car, the sergeant smelled “a large amount of marijuana,” then waited until two patrol officers arrived before approaching again, Evers said.”
Smelled a large amount of marijuana?? Hmm…