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January 05, 2016

Upper Darby police identify man shot, killed by officers

Man reportedly threatened to hurt himself

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David Zollo /Upper Darby Police Department

Upper Darby police identified David Zollo, 54, as the man shot and killed by officers during a confrontation Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2015.

Police have identified the armed, 54-year-old man who two police officers shot and killed in Upper Darby on Tuesday night.

At a press conference Wednesday, Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood identified the shooting victim as 54-year-old David Zollo.

Zollo, wielding a knife, reportedly had lunged at cops. When he refused to drop the blade, and continued threatening officers, police used a Taser in an attempt to subdue him, Chitwood said according to That failed and Zollo was fatally shot.

6ABC reported that the incident occurred around 7:10 p.m. at the Bishop Hill Apartments located at 151 E. Bishop Ave.

According to NBC Philadelphia, officers responded to the scene when Zollo called the apartment complex threatening to hurt himself.

When two officers with the Upper Darby Police Department arrived, they saw the man had a knife and asked him to drop it.

Zollo was shot by the officers and was pronounced dead at the scene.