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Authorities In Downey Release Details Of Fatal OIS

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(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

DOWNEY (CBS) — Authorities Thursday released details about a fatal OIS in Downey.

The shooting happened Wednesday evening just before 7 p.m. at Firestone Boulevard and Old River School Road, according to the Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau.

Authorities said Downey police officers were assisting the Downey Fire Department in putting out a palm tree fire near the railroad tracks when they encountered a man.

When they began to question the man if he had any knowledge of the fire, they said he raised a stick and then pulled a knife and charged at the officers.

Both officers opened fire on the man.

The unidentified man was taken to a hospital where he was declared dead.

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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