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Milwaukee police use deadly force for 2nd time in a week


MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- There's been another officer involved shooting in Milwaukee.

Milwaukee police say a 46-year-old man was shot and killed when he threatened officers with knives.

It happened at around 10 Saturday night on the city's west side.

Neighbors say it's usually a quiet neighborhood, though they've seen police respond to the home where it happened in the past.

Many of them heard the gunshots Friday night.

"All of a sudden right before I got to the door I heard 'Put it down. Put it down.' which I locked the door then and I started running to the back door," says Kevin Flack, a neighbor. "By the time I got to the back door, two gunshots were fired."

Police say the man had two knives and came at officers after he was told to drop them several times. As the investigation continues, one officer is on administrative duty, which is standard procedure.


MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- A 46-year-old man died when he refused to drop his weapons, and a police officer shot him Saturday night.

The man was threatening to harm a family member.  He went outside with knives and advanced on police.  One officer shot him.  The incident is still under investigation.

Another incident happened last Wednesday that resulted in a death.  The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says police killed a 45-year-old man who was threatening to kill himself and refused to drop his weapon.

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