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Man Dies In Officer-Involved Shooting In Spencer

SPENCER (CBS) -- Police in Spencer have confirmed one man is dead after an officer-involved shooting Sunday night.

According to officials, around 8:30 p.m. police tried to stop a car that they believed to be involved in an earlier incident.

A car pursuit ensued, and then the suspect pulled over along Northwest Road and got out of his car.

When the man pointed what an officer believed to be a gun in his direction, the officer fired a single shot.

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The pellet gun recovred by police after the shooting July 23. (Photo credit:: Spencer Police)

The man was then transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

At this point, police believe he had a pellet pistol.

No further information is available at this time.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Ben Parker reports

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