KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Police officers responding to a domestic disturbance shot and killed a man who came toward them wielding a measuring tool, police said.

Phillip E. Pankey, 46, was naked and holding a machinist's caliper, a two-foot-long metal measuring device with a point and a sharp edge, Sgt. Rick McLaughlin said.

Pankey was shot in the front yard of his home Monday morning.

Officers were sent to his home about 5 a.m., after receiving a call from a girl living there. When police arrived, the girl's mother was leaning out of an upstairs bedroom yelling for help. The 40-year-old woman had cuts on her face and said her boyfriend was trying to hurt her, McLaughlin said.

Pankey lived with the woman and her two daughters.

Officers broke down the front door and Pankey ran downstairs naked and threatened police, McLaughlin said. He walked toward the officers as they backed out of the house and across the yard.

When Pankey ignored repeated requests to drop his weapon, the two officers each fired a shot _ one from a service pistol and the other from a shotgun, McLaughlin said.

The woman, who was treated for injuries at a hospital, told police Pankey had been using drugs, McLaughlin said.

The two officers were placed on administrative leave, McLaughlin said.

McLaughlin said they did not have time to use non-lethal bean bag shotgun rounds.