AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police say an officer fatally shot a man in Ohio after he pulled an assault rifle from his car.
Police say officers had been responding to an apartment complex Sunday afternoon in Akron after a caller said his 61-year-old neighbor had slammed the caller’s arm in a car door during an argument.
Police say the man reached for an assault rifle as the officers approached him in a parking lot behind the building. They say one officer shot several times and hit the man when he ignored orders to stop.
The man was declared dead at a hospital. He isn’t being publicly identified until his family can be notified.
The officer, who wasn’t immediately identified, has been placed on paid administrative leave.
The shooting remains under investigation.