Police: Man shot by officers refused to leave truck

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Posted: May 30, 2016 3:18 PM

CLINTON, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man shot to death by police after holding a shotgun for 20 minutes in a North Carolina parking lot told officers he was not coming out of his pickup truck.

Clinton Police said Monday in a news release that their officers went to the Burger King parking lot after a 911 call from someone who said a man asked him to call police.

Police Chief Jay Tilley says officers spoke with the man for 20 minutes. The chief says several officers fired at 53-year-old John Coffey when he opened his door early Sunday and pointed the gun at police. Tilley says Coffey was white.

Seven Clinton officers and a state trooper have been placed on routine administrative leave as the shooting is investigated. Their races weren't released.