Armed man shot by police and is now deceased at Latoka Court shooting

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — There has been one death confirmed by police at a shooting at East Latoka in Springfield.

According to Lieutenant Chris Wells, the police were dispatched around 3:25 for an assault that was still going on when they arrived at the scene.

Police say they could hear screaming for help from a female inside the home. Officers entered the home to find a female with a male, named David A. White, that was holding a handgun.

Springfield police say they gave verbal commands but he was not cooperating.

One officer shot White and he was then taken into custody.

White died on the scene from his injuries.

Police say the female was taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

No officers were harmed and, according to police, there is no danger to the community.

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