CRESTON — State police are investigating the shooting of a man by a Creston police officer. The shooting happened late Monday night when police were called to a Creston city park for a report of a man sitting on a bench with a gun.
Creston officers and deputies with the Union County Sheriff’s office responded and tried talking to the man for several minutes. Officials say the man then advanced on officers, refused commands to stop and show his hands and then ran at officers.
Officials say a Creston officer fired his gun, hitting the man, who later died of his injuries. The officer has been placed on administrative leave, and an autopsy has been ordered.
Neither the name of the man nor the officer who fired has been released.