TAMPA, Fla. – Officials say a police officer fatally shot a man who pointed a gun at him.
Tampa police Chief Brian Dugan said in Sunday night news conference that officers were called to the scene of a fight.
The officers “identified the suspect,” who fled on foot. Dugan says the officer chased after him and determined that the man had a weapon.
Seconds later, the officer called out “shots fired” on his radio.
Police say they don’t yet know whether the man fired a shot. The officer was wearing a body cam.
Dugan says it will show “the suspect turn, point a firearm and walk toward the officer.”
The identities of the officer and suspect have not yet been released.