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Man dies of injuries after being shot by police officer

March 7, 2020 GMT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man who was shot by police has died of his injuries, authorities said Saturday.

Fayetteville police issued a statement saying Gary Lee Tierney, 73, had died of injuries he received Wednesday.

Authorities have said a a Fayetteville police officer returned fire after Tierney fired a handgun several times at police officers outside his home. The officers were responding to a report of a disturbance when they were met with an armed man who refused to obey commands and disregarded attempts to deescalate the situation, officials said.

The officer has been placed on administrative leave as North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation continues to investigate the shooting.