The man who was shot by Roswell Police officers Thursday morning threatened a woman and her children with a knife, according to a police department news release issued on Friday.
“The most current information confirmed through the course of the investigation is there was an immediate threat posed by the male subject to the safety of others,” according to the release.
Roswell Police Department officers responded to a domestic incident on the 500 block of Redwood Avenue at about 1 a.m. on Thursday. A 34-year-old man was shot during the incident.
Police say the man, whose name is still not being released at this time, was tasered and then shot as he charged at a woman and her children with a knife.
The officer at the scene acted in accordance with his training, according to the release.
“In any life threatening circumstance, any available tool may be used to stop life threatening actions,” the release stated.
The man was taken to a local hospital for medical treatment. His condition remains unknown at this time. The names of the officers involved are not being released yet. Officers involved in the incident are on administrative leave per standard Roswell Police Department policy.
The incident is still under investigation.