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Officers Kill Nude Man Armed With Knives

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File photo of apartment complex. (Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

File photo of apartment complex. (Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

MARIETTA,Ga. (AP) — Police outside Atlanta say an officer 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.

The officer involved has been placed on administrative leave, which is routine when police are involved in a shooting. Cobb County police continue to investigate.

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