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Authorities: man shot dead by police had knife

Authorities say a man who was fatally shot by police in Port Orchard, Washington, was armed with a knife. (Kitsap County Sheriff's Office)

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) -- Authorities say a man who was fatally shot by police in Port Orchard, Washington, was armed with a knife.

The Kitsap County Sheriff's Office said Friday that officers were attempting to arrest 36-year-old Thomas D. Rogers on felony arrest warrants when he was shot by police behind a strip mall Thursday night.

Rogers was being sought by authorities in Tulsa County, Oklahoma, on an outstanding warrant for child molestation. He was also wanted for a probation violation in Kitsap County.

Two officers were injured in the encounter. One suffered cuts, while the other injured an ankle.

Authorities say officers used a Taser but it didn't have an effect on Rogers. Authorities believe two officers fired their guns.

The sheriff's office is investigating.

Port Orchard is west of Seattle.

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