Philly Police Kill Man Who Allegedly Stabbed Insurance Agent

May 25, 2011

Authorities have identified the fatal stabbing suspect fatally shot by Philadelphia police over the weekend.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports officers shot and killed 22-year-old Eric Radcliff because he lunged at them with a knife as they tried to take him into custody on Saturday.

Officers suspected Radcliff of stabbing 52-year-old Waterford Township, N.J. insurance agent Charles Fricker.

Investigators say Radcliff stabbed Fricker during a robbery then fled on a bicycle before trying to hide in the basement of a home a few blocks away. Officials say officers tried to use a stun gun to subdue Radcliff but he lunged at police with a butcher knife.

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