Police responding to reports of a suicidal man in Independence fatally shot him after he allegedly pointed a shotgun in the direction of officers.
Independence police received reports of an armed suicidal man about 6:55 p.m. Saturday at the Independence Ridge Apartments in the 18900 block of East 37th Terrace South.
Officers found the man outside the apartments armed with a shotgun, police say. The officers got others at the apartments to safety.
As police communicated with the man, he allegedly pointed the shotgun toward officers, and one officer shot the man.
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Police provided first aid to the man until medical units arrived. The man was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Police were withholding the name of the man until he could be identified and relatives notified.