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Auburn Police shoot, kill a man armed with a knife

AUBURN, Wash. -- Authorities say a man was killed after officers were forced to shoot a suspect involved in a domestic incident with a woman in Auburn.

Officers were called to the Palermo Apartment complex near Lake Tapps Parkway East and 71st Street Southeast at about 12:47 a.m., according to the Auburn Police Department.

Dave Colglazier with Auburn police says the man and two responding officers engaged in a physical fight during which the suspect showed a knife that he refused to drop. He said one shot was fired by an officer, striking and killing the man.

None of the involved officers were hurt and the woman wasn't injured.

The Valley Investigations Team will now take over the investigation.

Both officers involved have been placed on administrative leave as is standard policy in officer-involved shootings.

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