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    A knife-wielding man was fatally shot by Napa police near a Home Depot store on Monday, according to the Napa Police Department. Sharon Katsuda reports.

    (Published Tuesday, March 14, 2017)

    A knife-wielding man was fatally shot by Napa police near a Home Depot store on Monday, according to the Napa Police Department.

    Police said Napa officers responded to multiple calls about a man with a knife outside the store at Kansas Avenue, west of Soscol Avenue, about 6:20 p.m. When the officers arrived, they found the man a short distance north of the store, and a short time later, two officers fired at the man, killing him, police said.

    People were reporting "someone walking around with a knife in his hand acting 'crazy' or 'high,'" Napa police Chief Steve Potter said. "They contacted him in the lot, and multiple shots were fired after that."

    Police said the man may have been entangled in an argument inside of the Home Depot before moving outside. Potter did not say how many shots were fired. Witnesses said they heard several shots fired.

    Knife-Wielding Man Fatally Shot by Police in NapaKnife-Wielding Man Fatally Shot by Police in Napa

    A knife-wielding man was fatally shot by Napa police near a Home Depot store on Monday, according to the Napa Police Department. Cheryl Hurd reports.

    (Published Tuesday, March 14, 2017)

    Police and Napa County sheriff's officials were investigating the shooting, police said. 

    Sheriff’s investigators learned later that the man was attacking people on foot and motorists with a knife. Witnesses also told investigators that the man was acting crazy and confrontational with "everyone."

    Both Napa officers will be placed on paid administrative leave while the Sheriff's Department conducts its investigation. The names of the officers will be released within a few days, police said.

    Anyone who witnessed the events leading up to or the event itself is asked to call the Napa County Sheriff’s Department Investigations Division at 707-253-4591.

    NBC Bay Area's Cheryl Hurd contributed to this report.

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