ARLINGTON, Va. — Police say a man fatally shot last month by an Arlington officer had been wielding a metal pole before shots were fired.
Arlington Police on Tuesday released additional details of the shooting May 19 that left 54-year-old Alfredo Rials-Torres dead and two officers injured.
According to police, Rials-Torres slammed a door in officers’ faces when they responded to a call for a domestic disturbance.
Police say an officer wedged his foot in the door, prompting Rials-Torres to start swinging a metal pole. The officer then fired his stun gun but accidentally struck a fellow officer in the arm.
Police say the officer who fired the stun gun suffered a serious cut to his face from the metal pole and fired three shots at Rials-Torres, who continued swinging the pole.
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