Harrisonburg police fatally shoot man armed with gun

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HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) – Harrisonburg police say officers fatally shot a man armed with a gun outside of a residence.

A Harrisonburg Police Department news release says the shooting occurred around 2:15 a.m. Sunday. Officers went to the residence in response to a report of a disturbance.

Police say the officers encountered a white male with a long gun. Shots were fired after the man didn’t comply with the officers’ commands.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. He hasn’t been identified.

The officers involved in the shooting were placed on administrative leave.

The shooting will be investigated by the police department’s Criminal Investigations Division and Internal Affairs Unit.

(Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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