Police responded to a call of a person walking around the area of 87th and Dover with a gun threatening to shoot people shortly after 10:00 p.m. Monday.
Originally, police radio traffic indicated police were heading to Smith Elementary School, which is at the same intersection as a cluster of houses in a usually quiet neighborhood.
Police spokesman Sgt. Jonathan Stewart said when officers arrived they came across a person with something in their hand. When police ordered the person to drop the object in their hand, Stewart said, they refused and started charging the officers. That's when police shot the subject.
Several neighbors we talked with at the scene Monday night said they heard three shots. Other neighbors said they heard a noise but didn't know what it was--one person said they thought they had heard a car accident, another said he thought someone was knocking on his door.
When our crews arrived on scene, an EMS crew was seen doing CPR while loading someone into an ambulance. The ambulance left the scene with its lights and sirens on shortly after 10:30 p.m.
Sgt. Stewart, the police spokesman, did not have details on which hospital the person was taken to or the condition of the patient as of late Monday night.