- Associated Press - Friday, December 26, 2014

BEDFORD, Ohio (AP) - An officer responding to a disturbance call Friday morning at a Cleveland-area home fatally shot a man who brandished a knife and moved toward officers after they tried to subdue him using a stun gun, police said.

Police were responding to a 911 call from a sobbing woman who said her live-in boyfriend was drunk and was destroying furniture, holiday decorations and other items in her suburban home while her adult daughter and son slept inside, according to a recording of the call.

“He just keeps telling me to get out of his face,” she said. “I want him out of here.”

The man confronted police, acknowledged he had a weapon and reached behind his back, Bedford police Chief Kris Nietert said in a statement. Officers used a stun gun, but that wasn’t effective on the man, who pulled a knife, moved toward police and was shot by one officer, Nietert said.

The man was taken to a hospital, where he died. The medical examiner’s office identified him as 43-year-old John Hebebrand of Bedford.

Nietert said the officer who fired on Hebebrand is an eight-year veteran and has been put on at least two days of paid administrative leave, per department policy. The officer’s name wasn’t released.

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