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Man fatally shot after allegedly threatening to have ‘shootout’ with Greeley police

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GREELEY, Colo. -- Greeley police fatally shot a man who allegedly pointed an AR-15 at an officer early Wednesday, the Greeley Police Department reported.

Shortly before 3 a.m., a witness called police to say that a relative was outside the home in the 1300 block of Fourth Street brandishing several firearms, GPD said. The caller stated that the man was an ex-military member suffering from PTSD. The caller also said he was drunk.

The suspect reportedly got on the phone and told a dispatcher that “they are going to have a shootout.”

Responding officers spotted the man pacing in front of the residence and issued orders for him to raise his hands, GPD said. The man allegedly pointed a long gun -- possibly an AR15 -- at an officer, prompting police to shoot him.

He was pronounced dead at the hospital. No police officers were injured during the incident.

“I am both saddened and angry that this individual put our young officers and their families through this. I am equally sad that he inflicted pain on his own family members,” Greeley Police Chief Jerry Garner said.

The suspect's name was not released. The incident remains under investigation.