MARIETTA, Ga. (AP/WAOK) — A Cobb County police officer is on administrative leave after he shot and killed a man who was nude and armed with two knives.
Cobb County police Sgt. Dana Pierce said Wednesday that 18-year-old Tendai Nhekairo was shot at an apartment complex Tuesday night.
Pierce said officers were responding to a 911 call when they encountered Nhekairo. There were initial reports that Nhekairo was carrying a gun, but Pierce said Wednesday he was armed with the knives.
Police say Nhekairo tried to attack one of the officers, and was shot. He died at the scene.
Cobb County police continue to investigate