- Associated Press - Friday, October 6, 2017

LEEDS, Ala. (AP) - Police say an Alabama man has been fatally shot after he began firing at officers.

Leeds police Chief Ronald Reaves told AL.com the man was killed Thursday night when he opened fire despite instructions to put down his weapon. Reaves says an officer fired two rounds at the man before he died at the scene. No officers were hurt.

The deceased man’s name has not been released. The officer who fired the gun is on administrative leave until an investigation is complete. The races of the men were not available.

The officers had been called out about a dog being shot and were talking to witnesses when they heard gunfire. After going toward the sounds, they found an armed man who lived in the area.

State investigators and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office are assisting with the probe.

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