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Man who was fatally shot by Louisville Police is identified

Three officers fired at the man, killing him. Police said everyone else in the home was able to get out safely.

LOUISVILLE, Colo. — A man who was shot and killed by Louisville Police after threatening them with a knife during a domestic violence call was identified on Wednesday.

The Boulder County Coroner's Office identified the man as Lynn Fredericksen, 57.

About 6:30 a.m. Sunday, the department said, officers responded to a domestic violence report at a home on East Street.

When officers arrived, the woman who called for help let them in. Officers then encountered a 57-year-old man who also lived in the home, wielding a butcher's knife, police said.

The man, who appeared to be injured and bleeding, advanced toward officers, threatening them with the knife, police said. 

"This individual advanced towards the responding officers, threatening them with a large butcher knife," Louisville Police Chief Dave Hayes said at a news conference Sunday afternoon. "Officers observed blood and possible knife wounds on this individual."

Three officers fired at the man, killing him.

Police said everyone else in the home was able to get out safely.

The officers who fired shots will be placed on administrative leave until the investigation is complete, per the department's standard policy. 

The Boulder County Investigation Team, which includes investigators from Boulder County law enforcement agencies and the district attorney's office, will investigate the shooting.

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