Ohio police shoot man who reportedly points gun at them

Police say officers have shot and wounded a man who pointed a handgun at them and made up a story about killing his wife.

Officers arrived at the man's home just after 5 p.m. after he called saying he'd killed his wife and was going to kill himself. He was on the porch, but went inside when they arrived.

A short time later, the man came outside pointing the weapon at himself. Police say they shot him after he refused to put the gun down and instead pointed it at officers.

The man, who police have not been identified, has been taken to a hospital. His condition is not known.

It was determined that his wife was not at home during the incident and was unharmed.