MERRICK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A man on Long Island has been shot and killed by police responding to a violent domestic disturbance.

Nassau County police say it happened at a residence in Merrick at about 1:45 a.m. Wednesday.

Police say the 43-year-old man was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. The man’s identity has not been released.

One neighbor told CBS2 his family heard a disturbance.

“My brothers woke me up, we went outside, the cops pulled up, they told us to get back in the house, and then two minutes later we heard gunshots,” he said.

Police are still investigating the shooting and gave no other details.

Nassau County Police had a press conference scheduled for Wednesday afternoon but postponed it until Thursday.

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