Beaumont officer shoots man with knife at mall

December 30, 2009 7:51:37 AM PST
Beaumont police say an officer shot to death a man armed with a knife who was coming toward police and onlookers outside a mall. Police have not yet released the name of the 63-year-old man shot Tuesday evening at Parkdale Mall.

Police responded to the mall after getting a call that a man was behaving oddly. Police say the man was shot once in the chest and was then pronounced dead at a Beaumont hospital.

Per department policy, the officer will be placed on leave with pay pending the outcome of the investigation into the shooting.