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Man shot and killed by officers after approaching police with gun

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A man has died after he was shot and killed by officers in New Milford (WFSB) A man has died after he was shot and killed by officers in New Milford (WFSB)
NEW MILFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Connecticut State Police said a man is dead following an officer-involved shooting that happened in New Milford.

On Monday evening, police were called to a disturbance at a home on Outlook Road, where a man was seen running out of a home with a shot gun.

Police said the man ran into the woods, and that's when police set up a perimeter and tried to get him to come out of the woods.

"It unfolded pretty quickly. They were dispatched, they arrived on scene, he wouldn't come out and speak to them and ran into the woods instead," said State Police Trooper Kelly Grant.

The man eventually walked out and began approaching officers with a shot gun.

"The male was in possession of the shotgun as he was approaching New Milford police officers," Grant said.

He ignored demands to drop his weapon, and that's when a New Milford officer fired at least one shot, hitting the man.

The man was taken to Danbury Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

His identity has not yet been released.

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