Authorities say that a Durham, North Carolina man who said he was going to commit suicide was shot and killed by police Saturday morning.
Sources claim he also pointed the gun at police.
Around 10:30 a.m., police were called to the scene for “an armed suicidal male,” Durham Police said.
“Officers made every effort to get the male to drop his weapon,” stated Wil Glenn, Durham Public Affairs Manager, in a press release.
“Hostage negotiators arrived approximately 20 minutes later and continued to attempt to get the male to drop his weapon for an extended period of time, preliminary understood to be well over 30 minutes,” said Mr. Glenn.
On Sunday, officials identified the man who died as Lavante Trevon Biggs, age 21, of Durham.
The officers then fired their weapons, and the man was shot and taken to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead, writes wncn.com.
“The Durham Police Department extends their thoughts and prayers to the family of the individual involved in today’s tragic incident,” Glenn wrote in the release.
The police chief Jose Lopez says that the four officers involved have all been put on administrative leave, writes ABC News.