Police: Officers shoot man who confronted them with a gun

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Posted: May 11, 2016 4:34 PM

WYTHEVILLE, Va. (AP) — Police say officers checking on a possible break-in at a southwestern Virginia home shot a man who confronted them with a gun.

State Police said a woman called police early Wednesday when she came home and heard someone inside.

Police said two Wytheville officers who arrived found the back door open and someone inside. They say a 59-year-old white man came toward the officers and pointed a handgun at them. State Police said the man was 60 years old.

Authorities say officers shot the man several times and performed first aid on him. He was flown to a Tennessee hospital.

State Police Spokeswoman Corrine Geller said both officers are white. She didn't have any information about the man's condition.

Police say one of the officers was treated for minor injuries he received when he fell while taking cover.