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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus police have identified the central Ohio man who was fatally shot by SWAT officers after they say he made a “threatening gesture” with a handgun during a weekend standoff.

Police say 30-year-old Corey Cordova was a Columbus resident.

Police say he was shot early Sunday morning in a neighborhood on the city’s west side, near downtown.

Officers had responded to reports late Saturday night about a man firing shots into the ground. Police say the man ran into a house and SWAT officers and a hostage team tried to negotiate with him in a standoff that lasted more than an hour.

Police haven’t publicly identified the officers involved in the shooting.