Police: Man blocking traffic fatally shot after pointing gun at Detroit officer
DETROIT (AP) — A man has been shot and killed after pointing a gun at a police officer, according to Detroit police.
A department supervisor on patrol approached the man who was blocking traffic at an intersection about 8 p.m. Friday on the city’s southwest side, Police Chief James White told reporters.
The man had a coat in one hand and then pointed the gun at the officer who fired shots, striking the man. The man was pronounced dead at a hospital.
A handgun was recovered, White said. The shooting was under investigation by the state police.
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