Boise man shot and killed in officer-involved shooting in Arizona
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Flagstaff police have identified a man shot and killed by officers after they say he charged at one while wielding knives.
Authorities say 47-year-old Henry Harold Russell, of Boise, Idaho, 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 later pronounced dead.
Police say Romney has been with the department for more than three years.
Russel has criminal history in Idaho states the Idaho Department of Corrections.
On March 14, 2006 Russell was sentenced for Sexual Abuse of a Child Under 16 and also a burglary conviction. He received 3 years fixed for a total of 15 years for the Sex Abuse case. He received 2 years fixed for a total of 10 years for the burglary.
In March of 2008 Russell was released on parole until he was violated the terms of his parole. He was later charged and convicted of failure to register or report an address change in June, 2008. He was sentenced on Oct. 2008 to one year fixed for a total of three years, but the judge retained jurisdiction and he was sent on a rider for the new charge.
Russel was released on parole until was further charged and convicted of failure to register or report an address change. After he was released, Russell would not have satisfied the sentence on Sexual Abuse of a Child Under 16 until Oct. 2020 or a second failure to register or report an address change on Nov. 2027.
The Coconino County Sheriff's Office is leading an investigation into the shooting.
Flagstaff Police shared a video of redacted bodycam footage on YouTube.