Police: Man shot, killed after pointing gun at officers

2 years 6 months 1 week ago Sunday, August 06 2017 Aug 6, 2017 Sunday, August 06, 2017 6:24:34 PM CDT August 06, 2017 in News
By: The Associated Press
Photo courtesy of KOMU's sister station, KSHB.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City police say two officers shot and killed a man after he pointed a handgun at them.

The Kansas City Star reports the incident occurred shortly early Sunday afternoon on the city's south side.

Police spokesman Officer Darin Snapp says officers were initially called to a gas station after a witness reported the man was brandishing a gun in public. While on the scene, a female told the officers the man had assaulted her.

Snapp says as officers caught up with the man, he dropped a handgun on the ground. Snapp says when the man picked up the weapon and pointed it at the officers, both officers opened fire.

The man was pronounced dead at a hospital. Police didn't say how many times he'd been shot. The officers were not hurt.

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