- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 18, 2017

FULTON, Ky. (AP) - Authorities say a man who was killed by a western Kentucky police officer earlier this week died of two gunshot wounds.

Kentucky State Police Lt. Kyle Nall says preliminary autopsy results show that 43-year-old Charles Christopher McClure was shot twice in the torso by a Fulton police officer Monday afternoon. Police say McClure was armed with a knife and a metal pole and had refused to obey officers’ orders.

Police had been called to the scene after 911 calls reported a man acting erratically and smashing car windows with a pole.

Authorities have not revealed further details about what prompted the shooting. No one else was injured.

It is unclear what caused McClure’s behavior. Nall says a toxicology screen was conducted during the autopsy, but those results are still pending.

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