(AP) – Police say a man died after he was shot by Springfield
police officers during a confrontation on New Year's Day.
City spokeswoman Lisa Cox said in a news release that officers went to Silver
Springs Park in north Springfield early Monday after a man made a 911 call,
threatening to kill his wife and saying he had a gun.
Officers found the man in the park and tried to talk to him but he did not
comply. Officers first tried less lethal weapons to detain the suspect but they
didn't work. The statement says the man displayed a handgun and officers shot
him. He was taken to Mercy Hospital in Springfield, where he later died.
The man's name has not been released and the investigation is continuing.
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