Boise man fatally shot by Arizona police

Posted at 9:01 AM, Feb 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-04 11:16:30-05

FLAGSTAFF, ARIZ. — Police in Flagstaff, Arizona have identified a Boise man shot and killed by officers -- after they say he charged at one while wielding knives.

Authorities say Russell Henry Harold, 47, of Boise, approached the two officers Sunday just before 9:30 a.m. while brandishing two knives.

The officers were leaving a community mental health center on an unrelated call.

Police say Officer Tyler Romney then ordered Harold to drop the knives.

They say Harold then charged at the officer while holding one knife in each hand.

Romney fired his weapon, hitting Harold.

He was transported to a hospital, but was later pronounced dead.

Police say Romney has been with the department for more than three years.

The Coconino County Sheriff's Office is leading an investigation into the shooting.

(by Associated Press)
(photo By Flagstaff Police)