Man Holding Knife Shot, Killed By Durham Police Officer

1:06 PM, Jul 27, 2013   |    comments
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A man who refused to drop a knife was shot and killed by a Durham police officer Saturday morning in the 800 block of Park Avenue, a police spokeswoman said. Courtesy WRAL.

Durham, NC -- A man who Durham police say cut someone with a knife was shot and killed by an officer after refusing to drop his weapon.

WRAL reports that officers were called to Park Avenue around 8:30 am Saturday.

Police said while attending to a man who was cut on the face, they saw another man holding the knife.

A police officer fatally shot the man after he declined to drop the knife, according to WRAL. The man was pronounced dead at the location of the incident.

The stabbing victim was taken to a hospital, but no information was released about his condition.

The SBI is investigating the situation, which is a standard procedure whenever there is an officer-involved shooting.


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