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UPDATE: Man Killed by Milwaukee Police is Identified

UPDATED Monday, April 29, 2013 --- 3:00 p.m.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A man who was shot dead by Milwaukee police after he allegedly refused to drop his knives has been identified as 46-year-old Chris G. Nowicki.

The police department says officers responded to a Milwaukee home Saturday night on a report of a man threatening to kill a relative.

Police say officers found Nowicki standing outside holding two butcher knives. They say he ignored commands to drop the knives and began advancing on the officers, one of whom opened fire.

As is standard procedure, the officers were placed on administrative duty pending completion of the investigation.

It was the second time in a week that Milwaukee police used deadly force. Last week police killed a 45-year-old who they said was threatening to kill himself and refused to drop his weapon.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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Posted: Sunday, April, 28, 2013 --- 6:50 p.m.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A man who was armed with knives is dead after he refused officers' orders to drop his weapons and was shot by a Milwaukee officer.

Police say Sunday it's the second time in a week that Milwaukee police had to use deadly force.

The latest incident happened Saturday night, when officers went to a house where a man with two knives was allegedly threatening to kill a family member. The 46-year-old man has a history of violence against his family. When officers arrived, he was outside with knives, and advanced on police.

One officer shot him. The incident is being investigated.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says that last Wednesday, police killed a 45-year-old man who was threatening to kill himself and refused to drop his weapon.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press


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