Officer fatally shoots man he said came at him with knife

June 7, 2010 5:11:37 AM PDT
A Galveston police officer shot and killed a man after he said the victim threatened him with a knife. It happened last night at an apartment on Ninth Street near Avenue K in Galveston. Police say Lieutenent Joel Caldwell went to the apartment on a suicidal person call around 6pm. Investigators say 38-year-old Jeffrey Joyce allegedly came at Caldwell in a threatening manner with a knife and the officer fired.

Joyce was shot twice in the chest and died at the hospital.