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ISP: Suspect fatally shot after pointing gun at officers responding to domestic disturbance

MUNCIE, Ind. (WISH) — A man is dead after pointing a firearm at police officers who were responding to a domestic disturbance, according to Indiana State Police.

The man who died was Richard A. Skinner, 45 of Muncie, state police say.

Delaware County Sheriff Tony Skinner told News 8 that Richard is his brother.

Officers with the Muncie Police Department were sent to the 1500 block of East Andover Street around 1 a.m. after getting a call from a neighbor reporting a possible domestic disturbance.

Police arrived and began negotiations with an individual, eventually sending a SWAT team to the the residence.

During the standoff, police heard gunshots inside the residence, then saw an armed man approach a window and point a firearm at officers.

Officers opened fire, striking and killing the man.

State police are continuing the investigation and results will be sent to the Delaware County Prosecutor’s Office to determine if any charges will be filed.