Police: Officer shot, killed man with gun in rural Missouri


BISMARCK, Mo. (AP) – The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating after a rural police officer shot and killed a man as police responded to a report of a woman being assaulted. Police in Bismarck say the man pointed a gun at an officer, who then fatally shot the man. Bismarck is a town of about 1,500 residents in eastern Missouri.

Police said in a news release officers had ordered the man to drop the gun. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. The names of the officer
and the man were not released. The officer was treated for minor injuries.

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