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NEOSHO, Missouri– A Tulsa man was shot dead after he allegedly pointed a gun at police in Neosho, officers say.

A press release says police responded at 2:17 a.m. Thursday to a report of a possibly intoxicated person at Love’s Travel Stop in Neosho, 12009 E. Highway 86. After the person attempted to drive away, officers stopped the vehicle.

A white male, 52, from Tulsa, Oklahoma, then exited the car and an officer left his vehicle. It is not known if the shooting suspect was the driver or passenger.

According to the release, the man then pointed a gun at police and the officer discharged his weapon, fatally wounding the subject The Tulsa man was taken by Newton County Coroner Dale Owens to Kansas City for an autopsy. The officer was not hurt in the incident.

No identities were provided in the release. The Missouri State Highway Patrol will investigate.

This follows another officer involved shooting in the state during the month.

On July 2nd, police in Brookfield also had to shoot a suspect after he assaulted an officer with an ATV. Both the subject and the police officer were transported for medical treatment in that incident.