Texas deputy fatally shoots man with knife in ‘crisis’

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HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston area man whose family says had a history of mental illness was fatally shot by a deputy after authorities allege he threatened the officer with a knife.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office Assistant Chief Mike Lee says the deputy responded to the man’s home after his wife had called authorities around 1 a.m. Wednesday because he was in a mental health crisis.

Lee says the man was armed with a knife and refused to drop it.

Lee says the deputy shot the man after his stun gun had no effect on him.

Lee says the deputy had requested a mental health unit from the sheriff’s office, but it was busy with another call.

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