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Springfield Township police: Man brandishing firearm shot by officer


LEARNED OVERNIGHT. GOOD MORNING TO YOU, BRING US UP TO DATE.>>LISA, GOOD MORNIN TO YOU. AS ITS INVESTIGATION CONTINUES, AT LEAST ONE SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP OFFICER HAS BEEN PLACED ON THE PAID ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE. THAT’S STANDARD PROTOCOL DURING THESE TYPE OF PROCEDURES. AT THE TIME, THE OFFICERS NAME NOR THE NAME OF THE DECEASED HAS BEEN RELEASED. THE CHIEF SAYS IT IS IMPORTANT FOR HIS OFFICE TO PROCEED WITH TRANSPARENCY. IT BEGIN WITH A 911 CALL TO THE 900 BLOCK AROUND 8:00 FOR WHAT OFFICERS AND POLICE DESCRIBE AS A DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE. OFFICERS A I WIFED TO TWO WOMEN OUTSIDE AND REPORTS OF MAN INSIDE OF THE HOME WITH A GUN. NOW POLICE SAY THE MAN BRANDISHED THE WEAPON AND WAS SHOT BY RESPONDING OFFICERS. A HANDGUN WAS RECOVERED ON THE SCENE. CALLS TO DISPATCH REPORTED AT TOTAL OF EIGHT TO NINE SHOTS BEING FIRED. THE INITIAL CALL WAS FOR A VERBAL ALTERCATION THAT WAS RAPIDLY ESCALATING AS ON THE MAN ON THE LINE SAID HE WAS THROWING OUT THE CLOTHES FROM THE RESIDENTS.>>PHYSICAL TROUBLE?>>IT IS ALL VERBAL. WE WERE YELLING. HER FRIEND IS YELLING BACK AT ME. I’M TOSSING HER STUFF OUT. I’M DONE. IT’S BEEN MONTHS AND IT NEEDS TO END NOW.>>IT IS VERY EARLY IN THE INVESTIGATION. IT WILL BE, YOU KNOW, AN EXTENSIVE INVESTIGATION THAT WILL TAKE, YOU KNOW, A GOOD PERIOD OF TIME. REPORTER: CERTAINLY VERY CHILLY HEARING THE MAN’S VOICE REALIZING THAT HOURS LATER HE WOULD BE DEAD. AT THE TIME THE CHIEF SAYS THE TRANSPARENCY IS PARAMOUNT AS THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES. LISA, THE LAST TIME WE SAW AN OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING INCIDENT GOES BACK TO 2016. THAT’S WHEN OFFICERS HAD TO SHOOT A SUSPECT WHO FIRED ON A POLICE CANINE

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