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Meridian officer shoots, kills man who pulled out handgun

UPDATED: Sat., June 23, 2018, 3:22 p.m.

MERIDIAN, Idaho – Authorities in southwestern Idaho say a Meridian police officer shot and killed a man who said he wasn’t going back to jail and pulled a handgun from his waistband.

Meridian police said officers at about 12:20 p.m. Saturday responded to a report of a domestic disturbance involving a knife.

Police said officers found blood at the front door and interviewed a victim who said the suspect was tearing up the house and grabbing knives.

Police said the officers located the man in the backyard and attempted to negotiate with him but he pulled out the handgun and was shot by one of the officers.

The man was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities are investigating. The man’s name hasn’t been released.


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