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Police kill man charging them with knife

NEW PORT RICHEY — A man was shot and killed at an apartment complex Friday night after he charged at two police officers with a large knife, according to the New Port Richey Police Department.

The two New Port Richey police officers responded to a domestic disturbance call around 7:30 p.m. at 6130 Corson Ave., according to Lt. Jeffrey Harrington. A man there ran at them with a knife and the officers then "defended themselves," Harrington said.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement identified the man with the knife as Mark Brooks Lee. But the state would not release any other information about him. Harrington also would not release the names of the officers involved in the shooting.

The FDLE and the Pinellas-Pasco State Attorney's Office are conducting parallel investigations of the incident. Harrington said New Port Richey police also is doing its own internal investigation.

The officer who shot the man was put on paid administrative leave while the incident is reviewed.

Police kill man charging them with knife 11/15/08 [Last modified: Friday, November 21, 2008 7:21pm]
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