CRESCENTVILLE - A Philadelphia police officer shot and killed a suspect who investigators say shot a man in the face at an apartment building in Bucks County and lead officers on a pursuit into the city.
Middletown Township police were called to an apartment building on 200 Veterans Highway around 2 p.m. Wednesday for reports of a domestic incident.
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A responding officer found a man, later identified as 29-year-old Terrance Bey, who fit the description of the suspect talking on his phone near a parked Volvo.
When the officer tried to stop Bey, investigators say he turned around with his hand on the front of his waistband. Bey refused to comply with the officer's commands and darted behind the apartment building, according to police.
After losing sight of Bey, police say the officer heard a gunshot and glass shattering. The officer returned to the front of the building to find a man shot in the face and Bey fleeing in a Volvo.
Several neighboring departments joined the pursuit of Bey that stretched through Bucks County and into Philadelphia.
Bey's vehicle was eventually stopped on Whitaker Avenue and Roosevelt Boulevard by an officer using a PIT maneuver to spin him 180 degrees, according to police. With their vehicle's face-to-face, police say Bey fired several times towards the officer who ducked behind his dashboard for cover.
According to investigators, Bey ran across Roosevelt Boulevard continuing to point his gun at officers.
Police say Bey opened fire on officers again near the Sunoco station on Adams Avenue and was shot in the head by a 15th District Police Officer. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officers reportedly recovered a Glock 22, .40 caliber semiautomatic weapon, with an obliterated serial number.
"The decision to utilize deadly force is a decision that police officers hope they will never have to make," Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said. "I am grateful that there were no additional injuries to civilians or police officers, and hope for a fast and full recovery to the victim of the initial shooting."
The Philadelphia Police Department's Officer Involved Shootings Investigations Unit continues to investigate the incident.