MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Mesa have released the name of a knife-wielding man who was fatally shot by officers during an encounter at a mobile home community.
The incident occurred Monday evening when police said officers responded to a 911 call reporting a person acted erratically and causing a disturbance and another call reporting shots fired in the same area.
Arriving officers reported encountering a man walking toward them while carrying an 8-inch kitchen knife.
Police said the man aggressively approached the officers after being commanded to drop the knife.
The man was shot and later pronounced dead at a hospital. Police on Tuesday identified the man as 26-year-old Caleb Stanford of Mesa.
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