Sniper kills man accused of pointing gun at SWAT team

Authorities say a man has been fatally shot by Rochester police after he pointed a shotgun at SWAT team members during a standoff.

Police say one of their snipers shot the man at 8:50 a.m. Monday, more than four hours after officers were called to a neighborhood along Lake Avenue for a report of a man armed with a shotgun.

Residents received an automated phone call around 6:30 a.m. Monday telling them to remain in their homes. An armored vehicle was used to remove residents of an apartment building from the scene.

Police say the 49-year-old man was killed when he pointed his gun at officers. No other details have been released.