Police: Man fatally shot by officers pointed gun at them

March 20, 2020 GMT

IOTA, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man was fatally shot by police after pointing a gun at himself, then at the officers, authorities said.

A Louisiana State Police press release said Harold Spencer, 61, was shot by Iota police Wednesday night.

Iota officers went to a home in response to a criminal trespassing complaint where they found Spencer with a gun, sitting in a truck in the driveway.

Officers said Spencer pointed the gun at himself, then pointed it at them.

Spencer was shot by at least one officer, news outlets reported. He was hospitalized and later pronounced dead. No officers were injured.


Details surrounding the incident weren’t immediately released. State police said the investigation is ongoing.