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Two troopers shoot man charging at them with knife

Two troopers shoot man charging at them with knife
Posted at 10:23 AM, May 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-07 10:23:14-04

A man was shot by police officers early Monday morning after they say he was charging at them with a knife. 

Troopers were called to the 200 block of Hall Drive around 1:15 a.m. after a mother asked for help getting her son to the hospital. She told police that when she tried to take her son, 38-year-old Justin Marshall, to the hospital he jumped out of the car and ran away. 

When police got to the home on Hall Drive they were not able to find Marshall, so they told his mother to call police when he got back home. Around 45 minutes later Marshall returned home, but when police got back to the house, Marshall was in the front yard with a knife. 

Without warning, Marshall ran towards the troopers while making threats with the knife in his hand. The troopers told him to drop the knife, but Marshall continued to charge towards them. 

In fear for their lives, both troopers discharged their department-issued .40 caliber Glock handguns. They then immediately called for medical help for Marshall. 

Maryland State Police are investigating the police-involved shooting.