Tallahassee Cop Fatally Shoots Armed Man at Park: Police

A Tallahassee police officer fatally shot a man who was brandishing a handgun in a park.

Police were called to the Lake Ella park around 6:55 p.m. Wednesday. The first officer to arrive approached the man who was walking in the street.

Police say an altercation took place and the officer shot the man. Emergency crews tried to revive him, but the man died at the scene. Authorities say a handgun belonging to the man was recovered by the department's Violent Crimes and Forensics Unit.

The officer is on administrative leave, pending an investigation. Police have not released the names of the man or the officer.

No further details were immediately available.

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