Sarasota police shoot and kill man with gun

6:06 AM, Jan 6, 2014   |    comments
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Sarasota, FL - Police in Sarasota are investigating the shooting death of a man who they say pulled a weapon on two officers.

The department says the officers were on bike patrol in a neighborhood around north water tower park when they came upon a man who pointed a gun at them and wouldn't put it down.

They say they shot at the man in self defense.  The man was killed in the shooting.

Both officers have been placed on administrative leave while the shooting is investigated, which is considered standard procedure.











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