Police said Simms, of the 500 block of Rose Street, was carrying a gun when he attempted to flee from officers during a pedestrian stop Friday night on East 23rd Street near Crosby Street. He was shot in the back by an officer at 7:53 p.m. and died in the CCMC emergency room at 8:10 p.m.
Police said “a weapon was recovered at the scene and submitted into evidence.”
Simms’ death is being investigated by the Delaware County Special Prosecutor’s Office. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Robert T Lythgoe Jr. at 610-891-4243 or Detective Thomas H. Worrilow at 610-891-4244.
I suppose everyone who reads this will be calling in to report the information that cops aren't supposed to be shooting fleeing suspects in the back. It doesn't matter if the runner is armed or not.
In order to get away with murder, what we're often told is the guy was going for his gun, while running away. Sometimes, he even turns a little and points the gun over his shoulder. But, really , it doesn't matter what bullshit story the cops come up with, they usually support each other in these cases and indeed get away with murder.
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