Prescott PD: Police kill man in 'suicide by cop'

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An alleged suicide by cop took place Tuesday night in Prescott.

The Prescott Police Department was called out to the 4000 block of Hornet Drive to check on a suicidal person.

The first officer to arrive was confronted by a 44-year-old man holding a knife in each hand. The officer ordered the man to put the knives down, but was ignored. That's when the man charged the officer, said Sergeant Clayton Heath with the Prescott Police Department.

The officer, fearing for his own safety, shot the subject. That officer and another who arrived on scene performed first aid until the Prescott Fire Department arrived. The man who was shot was taken to Yavapai Regional Medical Center, but died a short time later.

The Department of Public Safety, Special Investigations Unit, responded to the scene and took over the officer-involved shooting. Per department policy, the officer will be placed on administrative leave.

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