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Sterling Heights police kill armed man during domestic violence call

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A 54-year old man was shot and killed Saturday by Sterling Heights police responding to a domestic violence call for help from a child. When officers got to the house, they say the man pointed a gun at them and refused to drop it. That's when an officer opened fire.

Click on the video player to watch Randy Wimbley's report.

Thankfully the 9 year old girl who made the call did not witness the shooting. State Police are now handling the investigation into what happened on Lola Drive. Police say the man was pointing the gun at his wife's head when they arrived, then he pointed it at officers. Neighbors tell Fox 2 they're not surprised. They say the man involved has a history of violent behavior. The couple was in the midst of a divorce. The woman involved and the 9 year old girl were not injured. This incident is the first officer involved shooting this year; it's the seventh in department history.

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