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Suspect With Knife Shot By Raleigh Police Officer

Posted November 2, 2004 8:05 a.m. EST

— A man wanted on charges of assault on a female was shot by a Raleigh police officer.

Authorities say Navon Lefort Ligon, who was armed with a knife, ignored orders by police to drop the weapon and lunged forward with the knife.

Sgt. C.E. Haines discharged his weapon, striking Ligon. Ligon was transported to WakeMed, where he was pronounced dead.

Haines has been placed on administrative duties in accordance to departmental policy.