I am interested at the moment in what groups can occur as the fundamental group of a 4-manifold (or more generally, a 4-dimensional CW complex) with prescribed conditions on the intersection form. I have what I am hoping is a basic homotopy theory question:
A (orientable) PD-$n$ group is a group $G$ such that the Eilenberg-Maclane space $K(G,1)$ admits "Poincare duality", i.e. there is an $n$-dimensional integer homology class in $K(G,1)$ (thought of as the "fundamental class") such that cap product with it yields an isomorphism between the corresponding cohomology and homology groups (like for closed oriented manifolds). This is more general than saying that $K(G,1)$ admits the structure of an orientable closed manifold of dimension $n$.
Let $G$ be a PD-3 group. Is there any reason why $G$ cannot be the fundamental group of an orientable PD4 complex $X$ with vanishing second homotopy group, $\pi_2(X)=0$?