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Police Say Man Shot After Turning Gun On Officers

North Carolina officials say a three-hour standoff with a man family members called suicidal ended when the man pointed his gun at police and was killed.

Police Chief Tim Bellamy told the News & Record of Greensboro that as many as five officers shot 25-year-old Shawn Lee Gordon on Friday. No one else was injured.

The officers have been placed on administrative leave and the shooting will be investigated by the State Bureau of Investigation.

Gordon's brother Grady Peeden called police after Gordon said he was going to kill himself. Peeden said his brother had been depressed and couldn't afford treatment without health insurance.

Peeden said his family tried to get Gordon to give up his gun by telling him he would be taken to a mental hospital.


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