DETROIT (WWJ) — A man is in critical condition after being shot by police officers on Detroit’s west side Friday night.

Sergeant Cassandra Lewis told WWJ Newsradio 950 that officers shot the man — who is believed to be in his 50s — five times after he threatened them with a gun near the area of Artesian St. and Joy.

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The incident started around 9:50 p.m. when police responded to reports of shots fired. When officers arrived, the man was waiving the gun around.

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They told him several times to drop the weapon and when he refused, they fired.

The man is listed in critical condition.

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