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Police: Armed man fatally shot by Delaware officers

January 6, 2020 GMT

MILFORD, Del. (AP) — Delaware State Police say a man armed with a large knife has been fatally shot by police.

This is Delaware’s first police shooting of 2020, according to The News Journal of Wilmington. The 27-year-old Dover man was killed Sunday night by officers from the Milford Police Department responding to a report of a domestic incident involving weapons at an area apartment, according to a state police statement.

The officers approached the apartment and the man began moving toward them while brandishing the knife, the statement said. Authorities didn’t immediately release the man’s identity, pending notification of his next of kin.

At the request of the Milford Police Department, the investigation into this incident is being conducted by the Delaware State Police homicide unit.