Police fatally shoot man suspected of hurting woman in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) – Authorities say a police officer in Springfield has shot and killed a man who is suspected of hurting a woman after he refused to put down his weapon. Springfield police identified the man in a news release as 56-year-old David White. Police said officers rushed to a home on the afternoon of Christmas Eve after a 911 caller was heard screaming for help.Arriving officers traced the sound of screaming to a rear bedroom, where they found White armed with a gun and the woman. Police say White was shot after he refused to comply with orders to put down his weapon.

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