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Suspect fatally shot after striking Wash. cop in head with sword

The officer was treated for his wounds and released


By PoliceOne Staff

KENNEWICK, Wash. — A man was fatally shot by police after striking an officer in the head with a sword.

Two officers responded to a 911 call Sunday evening about a man armed with a sword, KNDO reported. The caller told dispatchers the man was attempting to hide the sword with a newspaper. One officer exited his patrol car to approach the suspect when the man struck the officer in the head with a sword, KVAL reported. 

Both officers drew their firearms, fatally shooting the suspect.

Medics arrived and transported the officer and suspect to the hospital. The officer was treated for his wounds and released. The suspect died at the hospital. 

An investigation is ongoing.

 

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