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Man fatally shot by police officer in New Rochelle

Monday, May 27, 2013

Police in Westchester County fatally shot a man who they say lunged at officers with a knife.

New Rochelle Police describe the man, who is identified as 48-year-old Samuel Cruz, as "emotionally disturbed".

After police forced their way into his Hickory Street apartment, they say they tried to subdue him with a taser, but that didn't work.

When Cruz allegedly came at police with a knife, an officer fired a single shot, killing him.

It is still unclear who made the original call to police.

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