01/20/2010

Officers fatally shoot Texas man carrying knife, bat

Officers gave him numerous verbal commands to drop the weapons before opening fire

El Paso Times

LAS CRUCES, Texas — Anthony Medrano, 22, of Las Cruces, was identified Monday by Las Cruces police as the man who was shot and killed Sunday by police at his residence.

Medrano died around 4:30 p.m. Sunday after officers gave him numerous verbal commands to drop a knife and a bat he was allegedly carrying, according to police. Officers went to Medrano's house, in the 3000 block of Petunia Lane, to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance.

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