Man threatening suicide shot by police officers

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 5, 2015 at 4:31 p.m.



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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina police chief says his officers have shot and killed a man who pointed a gun at them after threatening to commit suicide.

Durham Police Chief Jose Lopez said at a news conference that officers negotiated with the 21-year-old man for at least 30 minutes Saturday morning before he began walking toward them, pointing his gun.

Lopez says it was a dangerous situation.

The chief says the four officers involved have all been put on administrative leave while the State Bureau of Investigation reviews the shooting. Their names were not released.

Authorities also did not release the name of the man killed by the officers.

Durham is about 25 miles northwest of Raleigh.

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