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Armed man fatally shot by officers in Florida

September 26, 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say an armed man in Florida was fatally shot during a confrontation with police officers.

A spokesman for the Orlando Police Department tells local media that officers responded to an apartment complex after receiving a 911 call late Tuesday about a woman who was screaming during an argument with a man.

Sgt. Eduardo Bernal says a shot was fired as officers were responding.

Upon arriving, officers confronted a man who waved a gun.

Bernal says four officers discharged their weapons.

The man died on the scene and his weapon was recovered.

The officers have been placed on paid leave, and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement was called in to investigate.

Authorities haven’t yet released the names of the man, the officers, nor their races.

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