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Police: Officer fatally shot man armed with a knife, stick

FULTON, Ky. – Police in western Kentucky have shot and killed a man who investigators say was armed with a knife and a long pole he had used to break car windows.

Kentucky State Police spokesman Lt. Kyle Nall said during a press conference that the 43-year-old Charles Christopher McClure was fatally shot Monday afternoon by a Fulton police officer after he refused to follow officers’ orders.

Authorities have not revealed more details about what was the motive for the shooting. No one else was injured.

Nall says the pole was between 3 metres and 4 metres long and appeared to be made of metal. At least five vehicles had broken windows, including two police cars.

State police did not immediately release the officer’s name or the races of those involved in the shooting.

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