Thursday, March 02, 2006

An odd way to put it

Wanted Man Gunned Down By U.S. Marshals

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) -- The man being sought for the shooting death of a central New York police officer was gunned down by U.S. Marshals last night outside Philadelphia.

"Gunned down" implies that Walter Richardson was shot in an ambush with no opportunity to surrender.

The reality is that he was a murder suspect who refused to give himself up and tried to shoot it out with police.

A man police believe was a cop-killer barricaded himself inside a Chester rowhouse last night, shooting at officers who had surrounded the home before being killed.

Few details were immediately available, but it was clear that about 10:30 p.m. an exchange of gunfire took place between a man holed up at 818 McDonald St. and officers from the U.S. Marshals Office, State Police, Chester Police and Delaware County detectives

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