Domestic violence call leads to police fatally shooting dad of 3 - KCTV5

Domestic violence call leads to police fatally shooting dad of 3

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INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV) -

Two Independence Police Department officers are on paid administrative leave after they fatally shot a man during a domestic violence call.

Officers were called to the home in the 1600 block of Swope Drive at 8:41 p.m. Thursday due a report of a domestic disturbance. Two officers were allowed into the home.

"As the officers were beginning to step into the residence, they were immediately confronted with an individual with a handgun," according to a statement from Independence Police Officer Tom Gentry.

The man came from a back bedroom and ignored the officers' repeated commands to drop his weapon, police said.

"Shots were fired, the suspect was hit and died at the scene," Gentry said.

The man was identified as George D. Reynolds, 49.

Neighbors tell KCTV5 that Reynolds lived in the home with his wife and three children.

The officers will remain on leave until an internal review is completed.

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