CHANDLER (3TV/CBS 5) - One man was killed by officers during a gunfight Friday evening in Chandler, police said.

Chandler police said they responded to a home near Warner and Alma School roads shortly before 5 p.m. Friday after receiving a call about a suicidal man and encountered a man with a gun.

When officers arrived to the scene, they contacted 84-year-old Kay Kenniker

outside of his residence.

At this point, police say Kenniker shot once at the officers.

Police say Kenniker then went back to his residence where he obtained a rifle and walked to the backyard of the residence.

Kenniker then raised the rifle towards the officers in the back yard and two Chandler Officers fired at least one round at him.

Kenniker was shot and killed, Chandler police said. 

No officers were injured during the incident.  

The case is under investigation. 

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Valley area officers are 68 - 1 this season in shootings. Championship caliber (pun intended) season! Keep up the good work boys and girls! Stay safe!

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