Florida officers fatally shoot man they say pointed gun

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Posted: Dec 06, 2016 3:41 PM

ORANGE CITY, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in central Florida say officers fatally shot a man after he pointed a gun at them.

The Volusia County Sheriff's Office says 47-year-old Westley Daum was pointing a gun early Tuesday at motorists in Orange City, Florida.

After police officers arrived, Daum got into his truck and drove off. The sheriff's office says in a news release that a deputy spotted the truck as it drove through a neighborhood.

Daum stopped and got out of his truck with a gun in his hand and failed to comply with an order to drop his gun. Other officers arrived and tried to talk to him. Deputies also tried to use less lethal bean bag rounds.

Authorities say five deputies and one Orange City police officer fired at Daum. None of their races were immediately reported.