- Associated Press - Thursday, September 18, 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Officers have shot a man who menaced them with a knife and wouldn’t put it down, Des Moines police said.

Two officers who were sent to investigate a report of a domestic dispute around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday met a woman and her 41-year-old nephew. The officers said the man had two knives in his waistband and wouldn’t obey their orders.

He grabbed one knife and moved toward the officers, they said. One of the officers fired a stun gun at the man but missed. The man continued moving toward the officers, they said, so they fired their handguns.

The man, identified as Brian Lee Beeler, of Des Moines, was taken to Iowa Methodist Medical Center. He is in critical condition as of Thursday morning.

Police said Officer Cody Willis and Office Peter Wilson shot their weapons at Beeler. They will be on paid administrative leave pending an investigation of the shooting.

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