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Police: Man Fatally Shot by Officer was Wielding Metal Pole

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ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - A man fatally shot last month by a Virginia police officer had been wielding a metal pole before shots were fired, police said Tuesday.

Arlington Police released additional details of the May 19 shooting 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 missed. He was then struck by the metal pole, receiving a serious cut to his face that required surgery. The officer fired his stun gun a second time, accidentally striking a fellow officer in the arm.

The officer struck by the stun gun then retreated to the outside of the apartment. According to a timeline of the confrontation released by police, Rials-Torres continued "violently swinging the metal pole" at the officer, who was now alone. Police say the officer fired three shots at Rials-Torres, striking him in the upper body.

Police say the investigation is ongoing and that a report will be presented to Commonwealth's Attorney Theo Stamos.
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