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Man fatally shot by Evansville police over weekend

December 23, 2019 GMT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana man was fatally shot by a police officer over the weekend after refusing to drop a handgun, police said

The shooting happened Saturday after officers were called to an Evansville apartment complex to check on a man who was threatening suicide, the city police department said. The arriving officers were immediately confronted by the armed man.

The officers gave the man several commands to drop the weapon,” the department said in a statement. “The man refused to drop his weapon and one of the responding officers fired at him.”

Authorities identified the man who died as Brian Mullen, 57, of Evansville. No one else was in the apartment at the time, police said.