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Suicidal man shot by Clifton Heights cops

A suicidal man who fired his rifle at police while in his Clifton Heights house last night was himself shot by responding officers, according to court documents.

Suicidal man shot by Clifton Heights cops

A suicidal man who fired his rifle at police while in his Clifton Heights house last night was himself shot by responding officers, according to court documents.

Police were called to Robert Moore's Diamond Street house by his mother shortly after 7 p.m. Tuesday for reports of an armed suicidal subject, the arrest affidavit said.

Moore, 44, was found sitting on a bed in a third-floor bedroom with a rifle pointed at cops as they arrived, police said. When he was ordered to drop the weapon, Moore allegedly said "You're going to have to shoot me or I'm going to kill you."

Police twice tried to subdue Moore using non-lethal means and following the second attempt, Moore fired his rifle at police, according to the affidavit. Cops returned fired but no one was injured.

Moore then reloaded his rifle, opened the bedroom door and pointed his gun at police, the affidavit said. In turn, two cops fired their weapons a total of four times, said Delaware County District Attorney spokesman Michael Mattson.

Moore was hit, but it's unclear how many times. He is expected to survive his injuries and will be arraigned today on charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault and related offenses.

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