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Sarasota police involved in fatal shooting

Authorities say a man died after pointing a weapon at two Sarasota police officers.

The shooting happened around 10 p.m. Sunday on the 1000 block of 42st Street.

The officers were on bicycle patrol around North Water Tower Park when they encountered the man, who pulled the gun on them.

Police say the officers ordered the man to put the weapon down several times, but he refused and was shot.

Emergency crews tried to revive the man but he died.

The two officers have been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome on an ongoing investigation.

The names of the suspect and the officers have not been released.

No further details were immediately available.

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