- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 12, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) - Police say a Springfield officer shot an armed man who threated to commit suicide and was reported to have pointed a handgun at a woman and fired a round in his front yard.

Police Chief Tim Doney told the Eugene Register-Guard (http://bit.ly/1nN3Ibg) the officer confronted and challenged the man who had the handgun and was leaving the back door of a duplex Tuesday night.

The paper said 41-year-old Brian Douglas Walker was reported in critical condition Wednesday morning.

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Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com

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