Chandler Police said officers shot a man early Tuesday evening in the 1500 block of South Vine Street.
Authorities said the shooting occurred as officers responded to a report of a suicidal 72-year-old man.
When officers arrived, they contacted Edward Flener who pointed a gun at them, police said.
Police said Officer Brian Dunn was forced to fire his weapon.
Flener was taken to the hospital where he later died. No officers were injured, according to Chandler Police.
Officer Dunn, a four-year veteran with the department, has been placed on administrative leave, which is standard department protocol, while the shooting is investigated.
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