A Tallahassee Police Officer fatally shot a man seen brandishing a gun early Wednesday night at Lake Ella Park.
Police were called to the scene around 6:55 PM in reference to a man sitting on a bench with a weapon reported TPD spokesman officer David Northway.
“The responding officer on scene located the man walking and made contact with the man. At some point the officer had to draw his weapon and fire striking the male.” Northway said.
EMS provided Medical attention but the man still died on the scene.
The man’s identity has not been released pending notification of next of kin.
The responding officer has been placed on paid administrative leave.
This is standard protocol when a police officer fires his weapon in the line of duty.
Northway could not provide any further details on what transpired between the officer and the deceased man.
A handgun was located near the man at the scene where evidence was collected.
“This case is just unfolding as we speak right now, I do not have any further information on the case at this time then what I provided you.” Northway said.
Homicide investigators were at the scene collecting evidence while police officers roped off and protected the scene of the shooting.