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Man shot, killed by Germantown police in park

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GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities say a man holding a rifle has been fatally shot by police in Germantown.

Police in Germantown said they received a message from authorities in Fayette County that an armed and dangerous man who was possibly suicidal was at a park in the Memphis suburb on Tuesday night.

Police said 24-year-old Justin Neil Davis was found inside a vehicle at the park. The area was evacuated and police began talking to Davis by phone and a police car public-address system.

Police said Davis, who was armed with a rifle, then "escalated" the situation, and three officers fired their weapons. David died at the scene.

A Germantown Police Department news release did not say how Davis escalated the situation. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is looking into the shooting.