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gym CLEM MURRAY Inquirer Staff Photographer A homicide detective inspects the body of a man shot and killed by Philadelphia plainclothes police officers in the Francisville section. Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey said the man had a gun drawn when two officers approached him. Shooting Continued from Bl Police said officers of the Criminal Intelligence Unit, Gang Enforcement then saw Styles drive off in a Toyota. Two plainclothes officers, whose names were not released, released, followed Styles to 16th and Swain, where he had stopped his car, police said. The officers got out of their vehicle and tried to approach the suspect, who got out of his Toyota. "He turns on them with a gun in his hand," Vanore said. One of the officers fired a single single shot. Police said they had recovered recovered a small-caliber small-caliber small-caliber semiautomatic semiautomatic gun that Styles was carrying. carrying. No other details were released released yesterday, including whether Styles got out of his car first. The Rev. Michael Dinkins said he was driving his van on 16th near Swain when he heard a single shot. Dinkins said he then saw the body of a man dressed in camouflage on the ground with a semiautomatic semiautomatic handgun near his side. The officers involved will be routinely removed from street duty while separate investigations investigations are conducted by the Homicide and Internal Affairs Affairs Units. Styles' death is the fourth this year in a police-involved police-involved police-involved shooting. The first to die was 33-year-old 33-year-old 33-year-old 33-year-old 33-year-old Joseph Abebe, fatally wounded early on Jan. 1 by police responding to a report of shots fired near a home in East Germantown where the New Year was being celebrated. celebrated. He died several days later. The second death was that of Timothy J. Goode, 24, of the Northwood section of Northeast Philadelphia and a grand-nephew grand-nephew grand-nephew of former Mayor Mayor W. Wilson Goode. Goode was shot by an undercover undercover officer during a drug sting in Germantown about 9:30 p.m. Jan 11. Police said Goode was being followed followed by police, and at one point turned and aimed a gun at officers. CLEM MURRAY Inquirer Staff Photographer Ramsey surveys the scene of the fatal shooting in North Philadelphia. Mayor Nutter has tasked Ramsey to review the department's use of deadly force. ft MILES 12 Girard College Person si THOMPSON ST. Ward ave. Temple University MmOMERYm CBC. MOORE AVE. OXFORD ST. to POP. GIRARD AVE. SWAIN ST. FAIRMOUNT AVE. Ml KRN0N ST GREEN ST. SOURCES: ESRI; GDT Several hours later, officers shot and killed a North Philadelphia Philadelphia man outside a bar on the 2400 block of Clifford Street. Police said two officers were trying to disperse a crowd outside the bar when one officer saw Trevar Cephas, Cephas, 21, of the 2100 block of North 23d Street, pull a gun from his waistband. The officer officer ordered Cephas to drop his gun, but Cephas moved to raise it, police said. He was shot once in the stomach and p,sHsT The Philadelphia Inquirer was pronounced dead at Temple Temple University Hospital. Also yesterday, police fired at a kidnapping suspect in the Cedarbrook section of Northwest Northwest Philadelphia. That incident began when police responded to a report of a home invasion in which a woman was abducted from a residence in the 900 block of Slocum Street in Stenton, Van-ore Van-ore Van-ore said. Vanore said at least two men entered the home about 11 a.m. and beat one of the residents while demanding money. The attackers forced two women into a van and drove to Cheltenham Avenue, where one of the women was able to escape and call police. Authorities then spotted the van near Ivy Hill Cemetery and saw two men jump out. One of the men ran through the cemetery toward Montgomery Montgomery County but was confronted by a Philadelphia officer who fired a shot at him. He was not hit but was taken into custody. The other suspect was also taken taken into custody inside city limits, limits, Vanore said. Detectives were sorting through evidence late yesterday yesterday afternoon, but it appeared appeared that both men involved involved with the initial robbery robbery and abduction were in custody. Their names were not released. Police said there have been 17 incidents this year in which officers fired their weapons. Seven of those involved involved dogs, police said. In 2006, 20 civilians were killed by police, more than in any other year since 1980. Last year, the number of fatal officer-involved officer-involved officer-involved officer-involved shootings was 15. Contact staff writer Vernon Clark at 215-854-5717 215-854-5717 215-854-5717 215-854-5717 215-854-5717 or

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  1. The Philadelphia Inquirer,
  2. 26 Feb 2008, Tue,
  3. Page B08

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