- Associated Press - Friday, August 19, 2016

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) - Police in a Virginia suburb of the nation’s capital have identified a man shot and killed by a sheriff’s deputy.

Fairfax County Police said Friday night that 29-year-old Jovany Martinez died early Tuesday after being shot the previous night outside Inova Fairfax Hospital. The statement said the man had charged a deputy with a sign post with a sharp end.

Police say another officer had encountered Martinez at a gas station Monday and noted he was behaving strangely. Authorities say the officer summoned paramedics, who took Martinez to the hospital.

Authorities say that after Martinez was discharged, he was seen carrying the sign post. Officers say Martinez swung the sign at the deputy and charged him. Police say the deputy fired several times, fatally wounding Martinez.

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