Police say the man brandished a knife and began walking toward officers. Officers shouted at him to drop the weapon, and shot him five times when he refused, according to police.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Police say officers shot and killed a man in north Spokane after he wielded a knife while approaching them and refused orders to drop it.
The Spokesman-Review reports Spokane police officers responded to a call Wednesday afternoon about a man threatening people with a gun near West Fairview Avenue and North Monroe Street, Assistant Police Chief Justin Lundgren said.
Officers were unable to locate him, but police received another call about the man from a nearby store.
Officers located him in a gravel parking lot. Police say the man brandished a knife and began walking toward officers. Police say officers shouted at him to drop the weapon, and shot him five times when he refused.
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Lundgren said the man died from his wounds. The suspect’s name was not immediately available.
Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com