Crime

Man fatally shot by Auburn police has been identified

A 26-year-old man fatally shot by Auburn police after refusing to drop a knife has been identified as Ensoa Strickland Jr.

An argument between Strickland and a woman prompted neighbors in the Palermo Apartments to call 911 about 12:45 a.m. Monday.

Police responded to the 7100 block of Lindsay Avenue Southeast and spoke with Strickland in the parking lot.

The conversation turned into a physical fight, and Strickland wielded a knife, police said.

After repeatedly ignoring commands to drop the weapon, two officers fired their on-duty weapons, striking Strickland.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The officers were not injured. Both were placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard procedure after an officer-involved shooting.

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