Police officers fatally shot a man in a Santa Rosa home early Saturday morning after he allegedly approached them with a knife, the department said.
Around 6 a.m., officers responded to a house in the 2400 block of West Steele Lane after receiving a 911 call reporting someone with a knife “acting crazy,” according to a news release from the department.
According to the statement, the officers found a man hiding under a bed and holding a large knife. They tried to use “less-lethal measures, such as electronic control devices and chemical agents” to control the man, but he didn’t comply with their commands, the department said.
“The suspect advanced on officers while brandishing the knife,” the department said. “At least one officer fired multiple shots and struck the suspect.” Other officers gave him medical attention, but he died at the scene.
The officers involved in the shooting were placed on administrative leave, following department policy. Neither the officers’ identity nor the deceased’s identity was immediately available.
Video of the shooting was captured on the officers’ body cameras, the department said.
The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office will investigate the shooting. A spokesperson for the sheriff’s office said in an email Saturday night that deputies are currently interviewing witnesses, serving search warrants and collecting evidence.
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