Philadelphia man shot by Police had an extensive criminal record

Philadelphia man shot by Police had an extensive criminal record

The man fatally shot by Philadelphia police officers on Monday was an aspiring rapper who sometimes rhymed about shooting people, including police officers, and was awaiting trial for allegedly threatening to shoot a woman, according to media reports. Walter Wallace Jr., 27, also rapped about social justice and police injustice on his social media, WPVI-TV reported. 

Court records obtained by the news outlet also show Wallace had a criminal history. In 2017, he pleaded guilty to robbery, assault and possessing an instrument of crime, according to documents obtained by Fox News. Authorities said he kicked down the door of another woman and put a gun to her head.

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