- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 14, 2014

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - Grand Rapids police say an officer critically wounded a man who threatened officers with what turned out to be a BB gun.

The shooting happened about 12:40 p.m. Tuesday on the city’s southeast side.

Capt. Jeff Hertel says a 19-year-old man contacted authorities saying he couldn’t “take it anymore” and not to “send anyone because everyone will … die.”

Hertel says in a statement that the man opened the apartment door and spoke with officers before running inside. Hertel says the officers entered the apartment, and the man came downstairs with a “very realistic-looking” black gun.

Hertel says the man refused to drop the weapon, the officers retreated to a bathroom before one of them shot him twice.

The captain says the officer is on paid leave during an investigation.

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