Police Say Long Island Man Killed After He Shot at Officers

The man is said to have fired at least 15 rounds at police

Monday, Jul 1, 2013  |  Updated 10:21 AM EDT
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Police Say Long Island Man Killed After He Shot at Officers

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Police on Long Island say a man is dead after he fired at least 15 rounds at officers.

Suffolk County police went to a house in Shirley at about 10:30 p.m. Friday after neighbors heard a man yelling and firing a weapon.
 
When police approached, a man came to the back door armed with a shotgun and began firing at the officers.
 
Police say the man retreated into the house, then went out the front door and fired a rifle at officers in the street.
 
Officers returned fire and struck the shooter, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
 
The shooter was wearing a helmet and a ballistic vest. Police say he fired at least 15 rounds at the officers.
 
The man's name is being withheld pending family notification.
 

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