- Associated Press - Friday, December 19, 2014

PHOENIX (AP) - A screaming man who was shot by police as he threw knives at two officers has died.

Police officers identified the man who was shot Thursday as 35-year-old Joshua G. Dawson.

According to police, an officer shot Dawson at a north Phoenix warehouse under construction after two officers responded to a report that a man had thrown rocks at a person’s vehicle.

According to police, the man was screaming unintelligibly as he threw knives at officers as they arrived and one officer shot him.

Police later learned that Dawson had thrown a knife at a vehicle containing two people who were not injured.

Sgt. Jonathan Howard said the knives that Dawson threw were throwing knives. That’s a type of knife designed for throwing.


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