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Police Shoot, Kill Suicidal Man Holding BB Gun



    Police Shoot, Kill Suicidal Man Holding BB Gun

    A suicidal man died after being shot by police in a southeastern Pennsylvania borough after he refused to drop his gun, which investigators now say was a BB gun, not a rifle.

    State police in Lancaster have identified the dead man as 46-year-old Steven Michael Brill, of Rapho Township. He was fatally shot by two Manheim Borough officers who were called to his home for a disturbance Monday night.

    Manheim Borough police Chief Joseph Stauffer says Brill "was threatening that he would not go alive" before he was shot about 9 p.m., some 30 minutes after police arrived.

    Both officers will remain on administrative leave while internal and state police investigations into the shooting continue.

    No officers were injured.

    Brill's former defense attorney, Steven Breit, says Brill had a history of alcohol-related legal troubles and depression.


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