- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

WASCO, Calif. (AP) - A Kern County sheriff’s deputy has shot and killed a man he says charged him with a knife.

The Bakersfield Californian (https://bit.ly/1Cw9JSa ) says the confrontation occurred Monday morning.

Deputies went to the man’s home in Wasco after being told he had a knife and was threatening to kill himself.

A deputy heard screaming inside, forced the door and saw the man and a woman sitting on a couch. Three children also were in the home.

Authorities say another deputy tried to stun the man after he began cutting himself. The man stood, charged the first deputy and was shot.

His name hasn’t been released but authorities say he’d made previous suicide threats and was wanted for assault with a deadly weapon and spousal abuse.


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