“He was talking to us,” Reeve said. “They (officers) were telling him to drop the gun and show his hands because he was still moving around and talking.”
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When the man reached for the gun again, an officer shocked him with a Taser, Reeve said. Officers were then able to secure the man and rush him to the hospital. The man was later transported by medical helicopter to an area hospital for treatment.
“We were able to stop him from shooting himself a second time,” Reeve said.
On Friday, police were not as successful, he said.
When officers pull up to an accident scene, a distraught driver pulled out a gun and shot and killed himself, according to Reeve.