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Armed man, shot and killed by police

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A 20-year-old Berks County man was shot and killed by police Saturday evening.

According police, Jonathan Rutkowski, 20, of Wernersville, was spotted walking down East Washington Avenue, in Wernersville, Berks County, with two guns in the waist of his pants.

Still walking, police approached Rutkowski on Church street and asked him to drop his weapons. Rutkowski pointed the guns at the officers and took off running, police said.

After a chase on foot and with multiple police department vehicles now following him, police finally caught up with him and again he pointed the guns at the police.

Investigators say the Rutkowski dropped to his knees while continuing to point the guns at the police.

Officers advised the suspect again to put down his weapons, Rutkowski did not listen, that’s when officers shot and killed the him at the scene.

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1 Comment to “Armed man, shot and killed by police”

    Ted said:
    July 29, 2013 at 12:09 AM

    COME ON IF HE POINTED THE GUNS THE FIRST TIME AND DIDN'T FIRE WERE THE GUNS EVEN LOADED IT MIGHT BE TO LATE TO NO THIS ONE FOR THE SIMPLE FACT THAT U NO THE SAYING THAT ALL COPS STICK TOGETHER THESE COPS NOW JUST THINK THEY CAN GET AWAY WITH MURDER O BUT WAIT THEY CAN LOOK AT LANCASTER CITY COPS KILLING A HOMELESS MAN WHO THEY SAY TRIED TO ATTACK THEM THAT ANOTHER STORY WARE WERE THER TASERS AT OR THERE BEAN BAGS THAT THEY US FOR RIOTS COME ON THEY CAN GET AWAY WITH IT SO WHY NOT DO IT IT'S JUST ASHAME MAKES U THINK THAT THE LAW IS DOING THE PURGE.

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