- Associated Press - Thursday, July 14, 2016

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say police officers in an upstate New York city fatally shot a man who confronted them and refused to drop what appeared to be a semi-automatic pistol.

State Police Maj. Joseph Tripodo says Middletown police got a 911 call about a domestic disturbance at about 6:45 p.m. Wednesday. He said that was followed by a call from a man who said he had forced his way into his girlfriend’s apartment despite an order of protection and would shoot any officers sent to the scene.

Tripodo says 53-year-old Richard Dinneny came out of the apartment as two officers arrived and defied their orders to drop what turned out to be a pellet gun. He says the officers then fired multiple shots, killing Dinneny.

Prosecutors say Thursday a grand jury will review the shooting.


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