Police say Alabama officer shoots, kill armed man

AP News
Posted: Jan 19, 2016 6:58 AM

RAINBOW CITY, Ala. (AP) — Authorities in eastern Alabama are investigating a shooting in which a police officer fatally shot a man.

Rainbow City Police Capt. Chase Jenkins tells local news outlets that police responding to a reported disturbance at an apartment complex Sunday morning found a man armed with a handgun. Jenkins says the man, 38-year-old Joshua Tate Fielding of Hokes Bluff, was shot dead after an altercation and a brief foot chase. He died at the scene.

Police did not release further details about the shooting.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency and the Department of Forensic Science are investigating.

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