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NYPD officer fatally shoots 86-year-old gunman

NEW YORK Police on Saturday said a uniformed NYPD officer shot and killed an 86-year-old man after he refused to drop his gun, CBS New York reports.

Two officers responded to a 911 call of a family dispute at a home in Astoria, Queens at around 11:15 a.m.

As 1010 WINS' Gary Baumgarten reported, the man called police and said he shot his daughter and his dog.

When officers arrived, they found an armed man who refused an order to drop his weapon and then pointed it at the officers, police said.

One of the officers shot him in the torso, police said. He was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A loaded 12-gauge shotgun was recovered by officials at the scene.

A 65-year-old woman was found inside the house with a gunshot wound to the head. She was taken to the hospital and died several hours later, WCBS 880′s Jim Smith reported.

Their names were not immediately released.

The dog was taken to a nearby animal hospital for treatment, Baumgarten reported.

The officers involved in the shooting were taken to New York Hospital of Queens for trauma and were listed in stable condition, police said.