- Associated Press - Monday, October 31, 2016

NORTH ROYALTON, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say police officers assisting in a court-ordered mental health commitment shot an Ohio man to death because he stabbed a cop.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office on Monday identified the man as 45-year-old Jun Wang. He died at a hospital after being shot Friday in North Royalton. Family members say he had a history of mental illness, including schizophrenia.

The injured officer was treated at a hospital for knife wounds to his face and leg and released Saturday.

A North Royalton police spokesman says officers had been called to a condominium to help paramedics get Wang into an ambulance for a court-ordered admission to a mental health facility.

North Royalton Detective Dave Loeding wouldn’t release the two police officers’ names.

The Cuyahoga County sheriff’s office is investigating.


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