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Video: Philly Cop Shoots, Kills Armed Man

July 26, 2012  | 

VIDEO: Philly Cop Shoots, Kills Armed Man

Philadelphia police have been meeting with Cambodian residents in Olney, after an officer shot an armed man who pointed a gun at him and refused to drop it.

Vanna Sok, 24, was fatally shot earlier this month. Footage obtained by Fox 29 News from the chaotic scene of the shooting was captured by a bystander's cell phone and nearby surveillance camera.

The shooting occurred at about 1 a.m. on July 15. A nearby camera captured a red SUV pulling up to the corner of Second Street and Nedro Avenue. People scatter, after a confrontation and shots are fired. Sok returned fire.

Witnesses told Fox 29 News that a nearby officer off camera fired his weapon at Sok from inside the passenger seat of his police car and shot without any warning.

Cell phone video from after the shooting shows officers pulling Sok's body away into a transport van.

Tags: Philadelphia PD, Citizen Video, Video Surveillance, Officer Involved Shootings


Comments (5)

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Billy @ 7/26/2012 10:15 PM

So this POS Sok was shooting at people and a Philly cop in turn shot him - good job officer! "Freeze, drop your gun, police, don't move!" Do you really have to yell all that stuff before you can shoot to stop a violent armed offender? I think not, but this little news clip makes it sound like the officer involved did something wrong...

Tim Burgess @ 7/27/2012 3:24 AM

Great shot by the Philly Police! This low life maniac pointed a gun at an Officer and he got what he deserved. Time to declare open season on these hoods that are threatening the police. In prison or in the ground is where they belong.

Sophia @ 7/28/2012 7:42 AM

You guys need to do some more research before you state anything in writing because you guys look definatly stupid right now. Sok was firing his registered gun in retaliation of shot being fired at his group of friend at the baby shower from a red SUV. Cops who were on patrol around the area heard the shots and came to investigate. They shot Sok from behind hitting him in the head from inside their patrol car. Without any warning. No "freeze put your gun down," or "police, drop your gun" no warning. Guys get your story straight. I sure did : P ' ' '

phillycopssuckdick @ 4/23/2014 12:21 AM

Fu*ck all u pigs in blue I knew sok n he never try to fire his gun at the cop but ask ur self this if he turn and try to firer his gun at them pigs why did he get hitnin the back of the head I hate u pigs thinking u cam do whayever u damn well please and it was a nigger cop to that nigger cop gotta lil dick thats why his gun bigger then his nigger dick so fuck all u pig donut eating fat fucks n kiss my ass be all u can be n thats alot of lil puasys

phillycopssuckdick @ 4/23/2014 12:29 AM

And tim burgess if u a cop u should be kick out y would u say great shot?.. if something every happen to u and u got shot then would u want some one to say great shot bout u sok was a great friend a great son n a great dad n he will be missed u my homie n imma miss u CSBZ 4life from ahsaw oakey keep ur head up my dude RIP Tiny miss yall niggas

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