Man dies after being shot by police

The incident happened around 7:47 a.m. Tuesday on Martin Avenue in Defiance, Ohio.

Posted: Feb 12, 2019 11:31 PM
Updated: Feb 13, 2019 6:12 AM

DEFIANCE, Ohio (WFFT) - A man is dead after being shot by police officers this morning.

The incident happened around 7:47 a.m. Tuesday on Martin Avenue in Defiance, Ohio.

Police said they were responding to a domestic disturbance.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations, which is handling the investigation, said Alex Johnson, 58, was armed with a knife when officers shot him.

The officer who hasn't been identified is on administrative leave according to department policy.

Ohio BCI will turn the investigation over to the Defiance County Prosecutor when it is complete to determine if the officer will face any charges.

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