City and community leaders are reacting after police officers shot and killed a man armed with a knife on Monday in West Philadelphia.
The incident occurred on the 6100 block of Locust Street. Police said they were called to a home on the block for a man with a weapon. When they arrived, they found a man, later identified as 27-year-old Walter Wallace Jr., holding a knife.
Police said they repeatedly told Wallace to drop the knife but he didn't listen. The officers opened fire, shooting him multiple times before taking him to Penn Presbyterian Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
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