NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Police in Newark fatally shot a man who allegedly fired a shotgun at officers Thursday night, authorities said.

Police responded to Hunterdon Street and Cluster Avenue around 5 p.m. after receiving a report about a man with a gun.

Authorities said the man fired a shotgun at officers and missed. The officers then shot back, striking the suspect.

He was taken to University Medical Center in critical condition where he later died.

Police said officers spoke with a victim who told them the man pointed a shotgun in his or her direction before officers arrived.

This incident is being investigated by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office.

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