Authorities say Missouri man dies after police confronation

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) _ Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 42-year-old man in St. Joseph after he clashed with officers over the weekend.

The St. Joseph News-Press reports the man was fatally wounded Saturday morning after threatening officers with a firearm. The police were at the home to serve an arrest warrant.

Commander Eric Protzman of the St. Joseph Police Department says two officers fired at the man and struck him several times. He died later at a hospital.

It wasn’t immediately clear whether the man who died was the subject of the arrest warrant.

The officers involved have been placed on administrative leave, and the Missouri State Patrol will investigate their actions.

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