- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 21, 2017

NAPA, Calif. (AP) - The Napa Police Department has identified two officers who fatally shot a man armed with a knife outside a store.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports (https://bit.ly/2mP3m98) the department identified the officers Monday as Sgt. Ryan Cole, a 22-year veteran, and Officer Jack Thomson, a 25-year veteran who works as a crisis negotiator for the department.

Napa police say the officers shot 23-year-old Noel Russell, of Napa, in self-defense.

Officials say numerous people called 911 the evening of March 13 saying a man was walking around with a knife in his hand and acting “high” or “crazy.”

The officers were responding to the calls when they encountered the man and fired their guns at him.

Cole and Thomson were placed on paid administrative leave as the Napa County Sheriff’s Office reviews the incident.

___

Information from: The San Francisco Chronicle, https://www.sfgate.com


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide