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Man dies after being shot by Greenville police

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GREENVILLE, N.C. -

A man has died after being shot by Greenville police officers earlier this week.

The police department said 24-year-old James Lewis Brown died at Vidant Medical Center.

Police say Brown was shot Sunday after he pointed a gun at officers.

Three officers have been placed on administrative leave while the shooting is reviewed by the State Bureau of Investigation.

Police were called Sunday night to a report of a man who had threatened to kill himself.

The department said Brown pointed a gun at officers as they tried to check on him and the officers fired because they feared for their safety.

The names of the officers have not been released.

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