Merced police have reported an officer-involved shooting near Yosemite Parkway and Union Avenue.
Details about the shooting are sketchy.
Cmdr. Floyd Higdon said the shooting happened at 7:52 a.m. Wednesday after a man was reportedly wielding a gun near the intersection. An officer responded to the scene and ordered the man to the ground. Higdon said the man refused, began moving the gun around and made statements similar to, "You will have to shoot me." The officer then shot the man. His condition is unknown.