A man was shot and killed this morning during an alleged confrontation with a police officer along Charles Street, downtown Kingston. Reports are that, at about 10 am, the officer was walking along Charles Street when he was attacked by two men. Police reports that at least one of the attackers had a firearm and shots were fired at the policeman. A shootout reportedly ensued and, during the confrontation, one of the men was shot and killed. The other escaped.