Created on Monday, 11 February 2013 Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Police in Dayton say officers fatally shot a man who leveled a semi-automatic rifle at them in a city park.
Police Chief Richard Biehl said officers killed the 34-year-old man Sunday night in Island MetroPark.
Biehl said it started when police got reports of a man carrying a gun near the park. When two officers arrived, the man leveled the rifle at them and both fired their handguns.
It's not clear how many shots were fired. The man — who never fired his rifle — died later at a hospital. His name hasn't been released yet.
Biehl said authorities have had contact with the man in the past, and he may have been mentally ill.