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Man, 21, fatally shot by police outside downtown Austin club

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Police say a 21-year-old man has died after being shot by officers who were responding to a chaotic scene outside a downtown Austin club where several fights broke out and gunfire was reported.

Assistant police chief Troy Gay said a concert was held at the club and authorities began receiving several calls early Friday morning about fights outside the venue and then other calls reporting shots being fired.

Gay said the gunfire drew several officers to an alley behind the club where the 21-year-old was seen running toward the officers while holding a handgun.

He did not obey commands to drop the weapon and as many as eight officers fired on him, Gay said. The unidentified man was taken to a hospital where he died.

It’s not clear how many times he was shot.

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