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JSO: Man reaching for gun after standoff killed when 6 officers fired weapons

A man was killed when six officers shot at him simultaneously. (WJXT Channel 4)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man died early Monday morning after officers called to a domestic disturbance on Voltaire Court shot him outside a home in the Fort Caroline area, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

JSO said six officers fired their weapons at Filipe Pereira when he reached into his back pocket, where he had a gun (pictured below). It’s unclear how many of the officers hit Pereira or how many shots were fired.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said Felipe Pereira was reaching for this gun in his back pocket when he was shot by six officers during a standoff in Fort Caroline. (Courtesy of Jacksonville Sheriff's Office)

Police were initially called to the home by Pereira’s girlfriend. She told police the two had been arguing and that he hit her and fired a gun into a couch before she left and called 911.

A neighbor who witnessed the standoff said police arrived quickly and gave Pereira, 45, several chances to surrender, but he did not.

When he finally did, police said, he walked toward the officers and reached into his back pocket, where he had the gun, which was recovered at the scene.

The neighbor said Pereira was shot in the cul-de-sac and a nearby truck was hit with stray bullets.

None of the officers were injured. They are all on administrative leave, which is standard in shootings involving officers.