Suspected burglar shot by Niles police officers dies

NILES — A man apparently involved in a burglary at a city home was shot by Niles police officers and later died at St. Joseph Health Center.

According to a police report, at 9:45 p.m. Monday, police officers went to an address on Old Forge Road for a burglary in progress. When they arrived, they saw a man inside the home.

The man came out the rear of the home with a gun. According to police, the man refused police commands to drop the weapon and fired at the officers. They returned fire and wounded him. He was taken to the hospital and died later.

His name and age have not bee released at this time.

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