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Auburn police officer shoots, kills knife-wielding man

(KIRO 7)

One man is dead after an officer-involved shooting at an Auburn apartment complex early Monday morning.

The Auburn Police Department reports that officers responded to calls about a domestic dispute at 12:47 a.m. at the Palermo Apartments in the 7000 block of Lindsay Avenue SE. When officers arrived at the scene, they found a man in the parking lot who was involved with the domestic dispute.

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Officers say the man began to fight with them. At one point, he produced a knife. Despite orders to drop the knife, the man did not. An officer then opened fire and shot once.

The man died at the scene as a result of a single gunshot wound. No officers were injured.

The shooting is under investigating, which is standard procedure. The Valley Investigations Team will lead the investigation

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