April 19, 2015
Sheriff's deputies shot and killed a suicidal man wielding a knife in Coachella early Sunday.
The Sheriff's department says three officers responded to a call at a house just after 3 a.m. and found the distressed man in the kitchen holding a knife.
The officers approached the man, ordering him to put the knife down.
The man complied, but then grabbed a second knife and moved toward the officers. Fearing for their safety they opened fire, striking the man.
He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
It was unclear how many shots were fired or where the subject was hit.
The man's identity was not immediately released.
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