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Tense standoff ends when gunman is killed by officer at suburban NYC home


NEW CITY, New York — Police say a gunman barricaded inside a suburban New York home was shot and killed as he fired on the officers surrounding him.

Clarkstown police identify the man as 57-year-old Vincent Cordaro, of New City.

They say they went to Cordaro's home on North Little Tor Road Sunday night after three relatives reported he had threatened to shoot them and was intoxicated.

The police say that when officers arrived, Cordaro shot at them several times and hit a neighboring house.

They say that when hours of negotiations failed to get Cordaro to surrender, officers used gas to try to force him out and Cordaro shot at the officers deploying the gas. They say one officer fired back, killing Cordaro.

An investigation is under way.

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