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Baton Beat Down and Shooting in Philly

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PHILADELPHIA - May 26, 2012 (WPVI) --
Action News has obtained exclusive video of last Saturday's life and
death struggle between a police officer and a suspect, which ended in
gunfire.

The incident happened at the intersection of 52nd and Jefferson streets in Philadelphia's Parkside section.

Most of the traffic stopped and people watched as a robbery suspect,
later identified as 31-year-old Sydney Clayton and who police believe
was high on drugs, attacked the patrol officer with his own baton.
While the officer was screaming for help, trying to keep Clayton away
from his gun, the suspect was bashing him over the head... one blow
after another. It was at a moment of separation that the
officer was finally free. But Clayton was not giving up on this fight.
He picked up the officer's fallen baton from the ground, took a few
steps back and made another run at the youn

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Added: May-29-2012 Occurred On: May-29-2012
By: stirgy
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Tags: baton, beat, down, Philadelphia, philly, cop, shooting, police
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States (load item map)
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