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Man killed by Auburn police identified

May 22, 2019

AUBURN, Wash. (AP) — A man fatally shot by Auburn police after police say he refusing to drop a knife has been identified as Ensoa Strickland Jr.

The News Tribune reports an argument between Strickland and a woman prompted neighbors in the Palermo Apartments to call 911 at about 12:45 a.m. Monday.

Police responded and spoke with Strickland in the parking lot.

Police say the conversation turned into a physical fight, and Strickland wielded a knife.

Police say after repeatedly ignoring commands to drop the weapon, two officers fired their on-duty weapons, striking Strickland.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The officers were not injured. Both were placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard procedure.

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Information from: The News Tribune, http://www.thenewstribune.com

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