TIVERTON, R.I. — Police in Rhode Island have shot a man they say refused to drop a large caliber rifle that he was pointing at officers investigating a domestic violence report at a Tiverton home.

WPRI-TV reports that Scott Banville was shot Wednesday night, according to police, after he pointed a high-powered rifle at officers

Chief Patrick Jones says Banville was ordered to drop the weapon, but instead, raised it and was shot. He was reported in stable condition at a hospital with injuries to his chest and arm.

Jones described Banville’s gun as a .50 caliber muzzle loader. His wife and two young children were home at the time.

It was not immediately known if Banville had legal representation.

The officer who opened fire has been placed on administrative leave, per protocol.


Information from: WPRI-TV, http://www.wpri.com

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