Man shot to death during police confrontation in Myrtle Beach

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — A man has been shot and killed by police near the South Carolina coast.

Myrtle Beach Police Capt. Joey Crosby said officers were called to a park about 12:30 a.m. Friday to check on a suspicious person.

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Crosby said officers saw the man had a gun and one officer fired when the man pointed the gun at them.

The man died at the scene. His name has not been released.

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Crosby said the officer has been placed on administrative duty while the State Law Enforcement Division investigates.

Neither the race of the man or the officer was immediately available.

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