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Man killed in Georgia after lunging at officers with knife: police

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A knife-wielding man was shot and killed in Georgia on Monday night after lunging at responding law enforcement officials, authorities mentioned.

Officers with DeKalb County responded round 6 p.m. to a name of a person “aggressively wielding a knife” outdoors a vacant dwelling, the DeKalb County Police Division mentioned in an announcement Tuesday. The person was nonetheless holding the knife when officers arrived and located him on the 2500 block of Terrace Path.

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“As soon as contact was made, he lunged at officers with the knife inflicting one in every of them to discharge their firearm,” the division mentioned. “It was unknown if the male was struck presently as he fled right into a vacant residence.”

Officers tried to make contact with the person once more when he lunged at them a second time, “inflicting an officer to discharge his firearm,” police mentioned.

The person retreated again into the empty dwelling, the place he was discovered useless, in keeping with the police assertion.

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No officers have been injured within the incident.

DeKalb County Police mentioned that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) was dealing with the investigation.

Earlier Monday, the GBI investigated a police-involved taking pictures that left three officers from separate departments wounded following a high-speed chase on Georgia’s Interstate 20. One suspect was killed when officers returned fireplace and a second suspect was taken into custody.

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