Independence police fatally shoot man during confrontation

11 months 2 days 17 hours ago Sunday, January 08 2017 Jan 8, 2017 Sunday, January 08, 2017 11:53:07 AM CST January 08, 2017 in News
By: The Associated Press

INDEPENDENCE (AP) — Independence police said officers responding to reports of a suicidal man fatally shot him after he allegedly pointed a weapon at them.

The confrontation happened Saturday evening at an apartment complex in Independence.

KCTV5 reported police said the man was outside of the apartments armed with a shotgun when officers arrived. While officers were trying to talk to the man, he allegedly pointed the gun toward them and one officer shot the man.

He was later pronounced dead at an area hospital.

The man's name has not been released.

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