Little Rock police fatally shoot man pointing gun at uncle

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Posted: Oct 25, 2016 5:55 PM

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock police say an officer fatally shot an armed man while investigating a reported disturbance.

A police report says officers responding to multiple reports of a disturbance early Tuesday found 46-year-old Roy Lee Richards pointing a long gun at his uncle.

The report says one officer "engaged" Richards and fired several shots. It doesn't say whether Richards opened fire.

The officer and another officer then began resuscitation efforts.

The report says the uncle told investigators that Richards started the disturbance and was approaching him with the gun when the officers arrived.

The names of the officers were not released.

The shooting happened in Little Rock's Quapaw Quarter neighborhood of historic homes, a few blocks north of the MacArthur Park Historic District and the city's art museum.

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