SWAT sniper fatally shoots man during standoff in Florida

AP News
Posted: May 10, 2017 7:31 AM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A SWAT sniper fatally shot a man during a standoff at a Florida apartment complex following a domestic dispute.

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office spokesman Christian Hancock told reporters the man was given a ride away from the apartment to cool off Tuesday night, but hailed a cab to return.

Hancock says the man's mother called 911, concerned for the cab driver's safety because her son had a firearm. Officers went with the mother to the apartment and spoke to the man through a slightly opened door. As officers tried to force the door open, the man fired multiple shots. No one was injured.

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Hancock says the sniper fatally shot the man when he opened a window and pointed a gun at officers.

The man's name hasn't been released. An investigation continues.