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Sunrise Police Identify Man Shot By Officers

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SUNRISE (CBS4) – On Sunday, Sunrise police released the identity of the man who was fatally shot by officers. Police say 21-year-old Corey Simpson threatened them with a knife.

Simpson was shot Friday afternoon when police officers responded to the area of Sunset Strip and NW 68th Avenue after reports that a man said he wanted to get himself arrested.

Witnesses initially told CBS4’s Joan Murray that two individuals were fighting near the scene when Sunrise Police got involved with the incident and the shooting occurred.

The officers talked to Simpson, who police say acted in an aggressive manner. One officer used a Taser to stun him, but it failed to subdue him. Police say Simpson pulled a knife on the officers, who then opened fire.

The shooting left the man dead on the scene in front of the Sunrise Police substation on Sunset Strip.

Detectives recovered a knife at the scene.

Both officers have been placed on administrative leave pending investigation of the shooting.

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