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Originally published June 20, 2014 at 6:00 AM | Page modified June 21, 2014 at 12:26 AM

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Authorities: man shot dead by police had knife

Authorities say a man who was fatally shot by police in Port Orchard, Washington, was armed with a knife.


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Notice the nice spin they put on the headline. "...officer involved." Why don't they call it what it is, "Officers... MORE

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PORT ORCHARD, Wash. —

Authorities say a man who was fatally shot by police in Port Orchard, Washington, was armed with a knife.

The Kitsap County sheriff's office said Friday that officers were attempting to arrest 36-year-old Thomas D. Rogers on felony arrest warrants when he was shot by police behind a strip mall Thursday night.

Rogers was being sought by authorities in Tulsa County, Oklahoma, on an outstanding warrant for child molestation. He was also wanted for a probation violation in Kitsap County.

Two officers were injured in the encounter. One suffered cuts, while the other injured an ankle.

Authorities say officers used a Taser but it didn't have an effect on Rogers. Authorities believe two officers fired their guns.

The sheriff's office is investigating.

Port Orchard is west of Seattle.



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