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PEORIA – A man shot and tased by police officers has died.
Peoria police tell 3TV that officers responded to a Peoria home in reference to a family fight just after 7 p.m. near 107th Avenue and Deer Valley.
When officers arrived at the scene they say they were confronted by 62-year-old Richard Allen Dodds who was holding a baseball bat in the front yard.
Two officers had their guns and another one was armed with a taser. Police say they tried to convince Dodds to put the baseball bat down but were unsuccessful. He then reportedly charged at the officers and all three of the officers opened fire.
The two officers who fired shots have been identified as David Lebo and Jonathon Moore. Both officers have been placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard in officer-involved shooting incidents.
Investigators tell 3TV that Dodd had been arguing with his wife over finances. Dodds' daughter, son-in-law and 9-year-old granddaughter were also in the home. No one else was injured.