- Associated Press - Thursday, February 16, 2017

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) - The man fatally shot by a police officer in the southeast Missouri town of Cape Girardeau has been identified.

An official with the coroner’s office told KFVS-TV (https://bit.ly/2loMCHV ) that the man was 33-year-old Andrew McClendon of Cape Girardeau.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is handling the investigation.

Police say the officer was investigating suspicious activity at a home Wednesday night and encountered a man with a knife who allegedly moved toward the officer in a threatening manner. The officer shot McClendon several times. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

The officer was not injured. He is on paid administrative leave pending an investigation.

Cape Girardeau, a town of 39,000 residents, is 115 miles south of St. Louis.


Information from: KFVS-TV, https://www.kfvs12.com

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