HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Henrico police say a 20-year-old man tried to assault an officer and another person inside a home with a knife before being fatally shot by the officer.
The Henrico County Police Department identified the man killed Wednesday night in the Highland Springs area as Malachi L. Carroll.
Officers responded to the 1600 block of Elsing Green Court just after 7:30 on July 13 for what police said was a “domestic-related incident” in the area. The officers entered a residence where they “encountered” a man with a knife, later identified as Carroll, police said in its initial release Wednesday.
In a release Thursday, police said that detectives spoke with witnesses inside the home and determined Carroll “attempted to assault an individual and an officer with a knife” before the officer fired.
Carroll, a Henrico resident, died from his injuries after being taken to the hospital, according to police. He was 20.
“This is a difficult situation for all involved, and our team is working hard to determine the facts of what happened last night,” Police Chief Eric D. English said in a statement.
The officer has been placed on “administrative assignment” as the investigation into the fatal shooting remains ongoing, according to police. Authorities did not identify the officer but said she has been employed by the division since June 2020.
The officer’s body camera video is being reviewed by investigators and the department is working with the Henrico Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, police said.
The Henrico County Police Department says the shooting was “an isolated incident” in the home and that it “is committed to transparency and accountability in all situations.”
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