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7:16 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Dayton Police Shoot Armed Man in Park

Police in Dayton say officers fatally shot a man who leveled a semi-automatic rifle at them in a city park.


Police Chief Richard Biehl said officers killed the 34-year-old man Sunday night in Island MetroPark. Biehl said it started when police got reports of a man carrying a gun near the park. When two officers arrived, the man leveled the rifle at them and both fired their handguns. It's not clear how many shots were fired. The man - who never fired his rifle - died later at a hospital. His name hasn't been released yet. Biehl said authorities have had contact with the man in the past, and he may have been mentally ill.