July 11, 2019 admin

By: The Associated Press, policeone.com

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Investigators say a Florida police officer fatally shot a man who was holding a knife on a U.S. Army veteran in a wheelchair.

The shooting happened Wednesday night in Jacksonville.

Jacksonville Sheriff’s Chief T.K. Waters said during a news conference that when officers arrived at the scene near the Ritz Theatre they found the man holding a knife to the disabled man’s neck. The officer asked the man to drop the knife. When he refused, Waters says the officer made the “split-second decision” to use deadly force.

Full story: https://www.policeone.com/officer-shootings/articles/484388006-Fla-officer-fatally-shoots-man-holding-knife-on-veteran-in-wheelchair/

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