Police Officer Shoots, Kills Homeless Man

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013  |  Updated 8:35 PM EDT
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Police Officer Shoots, Kills Homeless Man

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Authorities in central Pennsylvania have identified a homeless man shot and killed by a police officer after officials said he threatened officers with a 9-inch knife.

The (Lancaster) Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era said police identified the man Tuesday as 35-year-old Gregory Stephen Bayne.

Police said an officer responded to a report of a man urinating in public shortly after 7 a.m. Monday in Lancaster. Chief Keith Sadler says the man pulled a knife as the officer checked his identification and a chase ensued. Sadler says he was given chances to drop his weapon, but instead lunged at an officer with the knife and was shot.

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Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman says he's reviewed surveillance video of the incident and preliminarily determined the shooting was ``entirely justified.''
 

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