AUBURN, Wash. -- A man shot and killed by Auburn police after officers say he refused to drop a knife has been identified as Ensoa Strickland, Jr.
An argument between Strickland and a woman prompted neighbors in the Palermo Apartments to call 911 at about 12:45 a.m. Monday.
Police responded and spoke with Strickland in the parking lot.
Police say the conversation turned into a physical fight, and Strickland wielded a knife.
Police say after repeatedly ignoring commands to drop the weapon, two officers fired their on-duty weapons, striking Strickland.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The officers were not injured. Both were placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard procedure.