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According to Fox 28, police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that left a man dead on the city’s west side early Sunday morning.

Marese V. Collins, 23, was shot by officers behind a home at 504 Whitethorne Avenue after he reportedly threatened people with a gun.

Officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Whitethorne around 12:24 a.m. when police said Collins fled in a dark-colored SUV. After police spotted and followed the vehicle, the suspect then fled by foot through the neighborhood.

Witnessess confirmed officers gave numerous commands for the suspect to drop his gun before they opened fire.

Medics pronounced Collins dead at the scene around 12:46 a.m.

Police continue to investigate.

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