Police: Suspect armed with knife shot, killed by officer in Port Richmond

A Philadelphia police officer fatally shot a man who ran into a stranger's house and pulled a knife on the officer who followed him inside.

Spokesman Capt. Sekou Kinebrew says the incident took place just before 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, as officers responded to a report of a fight on Belgrade Street in Port Richmond.

One man identified as an instigator fled the scene and ran into a home. Inside was a woman about to take her child to school.

The officer, holding a Taser, told the man to show his hands, and that is when he brandished a knife. When the officer pulled out his firearm, the suspect allegedly lunged at the officer with the knife, prompting the officer to fire his weapon.

The suspect, who suffered a single gunshot wound to the chest, was transported to Temple University Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. Police have yet to identify the deceased.

The officer involved is described as a 16-year veteran of the force.

An officer-involved shooting unit is investigating.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.