Officers fatally shoot man pointing gun at them from roof on LI, police say

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Monday, June 8, 2020
Man shot and killed by police on Long Island
Eyewitness News is told police were called to a home because of a domestic dispute. When they arrived, officers say a man pointed what appeared to be a rifle at them and threatened

EAST NORTHPORT, Long Island (WABC) -- Authorities on Long Island are investigating a deadly police-involved shooting after they say a man pointed a weapon that was ultimately determined to be a pellet gun at officers.

It happened around 10 p.m. Sunday on Grant Street in East Northport, where Suffolk County police were called for a domestic incident.

When officers arrived, police say 26-year-old resident Jeffrey McClure pointed a gun at officers, who then exited the home.

They say McClure ultimately made his way to the roof of the home and subsequently ignored commands to drop the gun, which appeared to be a hunting rifle, while threatening to shoot officers.

McClure then pointed the gun at officers and was shot, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene by rescue personnel.

Authorities say subsequent investigation determined the gun was a pellet gun.

The investigation is ongoing.


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