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Police: 43-year-old man dies hours after exchanging shots with Overland Park officers

A man shot by Overland Park officers early Friday has died, police say.

He was identified as 43-year-old Charles Webb, according to a statement from police.

Police had said Webb was in critical condition after exchanging gunfire with Overland Park officers around 1 a.m.

Officers from the Overland Park Police Department responded to the area of West 79th and Grant streets to investigate multiple reports of shots fired in the parking lot and courtyard of an apartment complex.

Police said officers parked a distance away and walked to the apartment complex, where they confront the gunman. They gave several verbal commands.

The gunman turned around and allegedly "fired several rounds toward responding officers" from a long gun.

The responding officer immediately returned gunfire, striking the gunman, Officer John Lacy, a police spokesman, said later Friday.

The gunman was taken to the hospital. Investigators were at the apartment complex Friday, taping off parking lot.

Moments after the shooting, the gunman's girlfriend drove to the police department's north station at 85th Street and Antioch Road and reported that she had been in argument with her boyfriend.

Shell casings, broken glass, flatten tires and other debris littered the area where the shooting occurred.

Police said two of its officers involved in the shooting were not injured, and the officers were placed on paid administrative leave.

The Johnson County Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation Team is investigating the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

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