Police ID man fatally shot after grabbing knives

By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 15, 2015 at 10:20 a.m.



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MIDDLE RIVER, Md. (AP) — Police in Maryland are identifying a man they say was shot to death after he grabbed knives and moved toward officers.

Baltimore County police identified the man Tuesday in a news release as 52-year-old Jeffrey Evans.

Police say officers and paramedics were called to a home in Middle River on Monday after a 911 caller reported that a man tried to kill himself, but Evans refused to go to a hospital.

After an unsuccessful attempt to control Evans using a stun gun, police say he grabbed knives from a kitchen drawer and moved toward officers. A second attempt to stun Evans didn't work, and police say three officers fired, killing him.

Police say the officers are on administrative status during a review. Police say Evans and the officers are white.

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