Man shot, killed by police officer

BLOOMINGTON -- A man is dead after being shot by a police officer early Wednesday morning. Police say they responded to a domestic disturbance at a home on Melrose Court around 1:30 am.

When they arrived, Stephen Bethea, 53, confronted them while holding a gun. Bethea was then reportedly shot by an officer and later died at the hospital.

Police say alcohol was a factor in this case. The incident is still under investigation by state police. The mental state of the officer involved will also be analyzed.

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