Moe's Corner in Wood River, ILWOOD RIVER - A 31-year-old man allegedly pulled out a gun and pointed it at two police officers and he was shot and later died at a St. Louis hospital.

The incident started after a woman working at the VP Gas Station on Wood River Avenue and Edwardsville Road was closing around 2 a.m. Tuesday and noticed a man with a gun. The woman alerted police to the situation and shortly after another woman called 911 to report a man armed with a weapon on her porch in Wood River. The man fit the description of the first person described to police.

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The man returned to the gas station and sat next to a space heater and backpack and then pulled the gun.

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One of the officers involved is from East Alton Police Department and the other is from the Wood River Police Department.

The man who was shot was airlifted to a St. Louis hospital where he died.

The Illinois State Police have been called to investigate the shooting.

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