Lexington Police Man Killed
Lexington, Mass. (WHDH) – Officials are investigating after a Lexington police officer shot a man who was allegedly threatening police with a knife on Saturday.
An initial investigation into the December 11 shooting death of a Radcliffe man with an Elizabethtown Police Department officer occurred, according to a Kentucky State Police Critical Incident Response Team report, after an attempted stabbing of the officer.
At 12:30 p.m., officers responded to reports of a man screaming from a house window that someone was trying to kill him, and that he needed police, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan said.
When officers arrived at the home, a facility operated by Eliot Community Services, they found a 35-year-old man who allegedly approached them with a knife, according to Ryan.
When the officers arrived, they found a 35-year-old citizen of the house on the driveway. Ryan said the man was carrying a knife.
According to Ryan, the officers asked him to drop the knife, but he did not.
The preliminary investigation into Christopher Sterowski’s shooting was launched Thursday, but it does not address questions about how many shots the officer fired.
Then one of the officers fired non-lethal rounds from the beanbags that toppled the man, but he managed to get up.
It is not yet known how many shots the police fired.
Ryan called witnesses to come forward to tell the police what they saw.