A man was shot and killed late Wednesday by police officers during an incident in central Davenport.

Davenport police officers were dispatched about 10:30 p.m. to 602 W. 9th St. after a report of a person threatening another with a knife.

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Prior to the officers arriving, they were advised that the caller had barricaded himself in his bedroom, and the man with the knife was beating on the bedroom door.

Upon arrival, officers were able to make entry into the house and were immediately confronted by the man with the knife. The man failed to comply to verbal commands to stop, came at the police officers, and both officers fired their weapons.

The individual was given medical treatment at the scene and then transported to Genesis East Medical Center where he later died as a result of injuries sustained in the shooting.

The names of the two police officers involved in the incident as well as the person who died are not being released at this time.

Both police officers have been placed on administrative leave as directed by Department policy.

As a Davenport Police Department protocol, the Scott County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa Department of Public Safety, Division of Criminal Investigation, were notified and will investigate the incident.


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