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* Man Holding a Knife Shot by Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Deputy on Rutherford Lane

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A Contra Costa County sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a 46-year-old man who allegedly approached the deputy in a threatening manner while holding a knife Thursday night, a sheriff’s spokesman said.  Shortly after 8:20 p.m., the sheriff’s office received a call of a “man with a knife” and responded to Rutherford Lane, according to sheriff’s spokesman Jimmy Lee. Arriving deputies contacted the man, who lived on the street and was outside his home, according to Lee.  The man approached a deputy in a threatening manner, and the deputy repeatedly warned him to put the knife down, and eventually shot the man in order to protect himself, according to Lee. The man was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics, Lee said. The sheriff’s office, along with the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s office, is investigating the incident as part of the county’s Officer Involved Fatal Incident Protocol, according to Lee. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the
sheriff’s office at (925) 313-2600.

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