Man Who Met Firefighters with Shotgun Dies

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    Suffolk County firefighters responded to a fire at this home in West Babylon, where a man approached them with a shot gun. Thomas Scimone, 48, was later wounded in a shootout with local police officers. He died of his injuries nearly a week later.

    A Long Island man has died after being shot by officers he'd threatened with a shotgun following a confrontation with firefighters at his home, police said.

    Suffolk County police say Thomas J. Scimone died Thursday at a hospital. He had been in critical condition after the incident Saturday.

    Police say he pointed a shotgun and threatened to shoot firefighters who responded to an alarm at his West Babylon home. They left.

    Police say the 48-year-old Scimone ran into the neighborhood and brandished the gun at officers who found him on a nearby corner. He was shot multiple times.