LAS VEGAS (AP) - Las Vegas police say an officer fatally shot a gun-wielding man during a confrontation outside a home following a report of a domestic disturbance.

A police statement said the officer shot the man Tuesday night after he left the house while officers were talking to a woman late identified by police as a domestic battery victim.

The statement also said the man was identified as the suspect in the alleged battery and police Capt. Nichole Splinter said the man was "very irate" and holding gun when he left the house and then yelled obscenities at police throughout the encounter.

Police said the man pointed the gun at his chin but it wasn't clear whether he pointed his gun at anybody else during the encounter before the officer fired.

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