Durham police ID officer who shot knife-wielding man
Posted July 29, 2013
Durham police on Monday released the name of an officer who shot and killed a knife-wielding man Saturday.
Officer R.S. Mbuthia is on administrative leave with pay, which is standard procedure following an officer-involved shooting, a police spokeswoman said.
Mbuthia and other officers responded to a stabbing call in the 700 block of Park Avenue about 8:30 a.m. Saturday and found a man who had been cut on the face and bleeding heavily.
A block away, the officers encountered another man who was holding a knife. He was shot after he refused to drop the weapon.
Police on Monday did not release the name of the man who was shot, saying they are still trying to notify his relatives.
The stabbing victim, who also was not identified, was treated and released from a nearby hospital.
Mbuthia joined the department in February 2005 and is assigned to the Patrol Bureau.