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Milwaukee officer fatally shoots armed man

Published On: Apr 25 2013 08:45:00 AM CDT
Updated On: Apr 25 2013 08:45:38 AM CDT

MILWAUKEE -

Milwaukee police say the man fatally shot by an officer had threatened to kill a family member and himself before he was killed.

Police say 45-year-old James Coleman was armed with a large kitchen knife and had cut his wrists by the time officers arrived at the residence about 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Authorities say they repeatedly asked him to drop the knife, but he advanced toward police and was shot by a 29-year-old officer.

The Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office is investigating.

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