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Police Identify Officer who Shot Knife-Wielding Man

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COLUMBIA,
Md. (AP) - Howard County Police have identified the officer who shot and killed a man who threatened him with a knife.
    
The department said in a news release Monday that Officer First Class Luke Buchanan shot 19-year-old Gary Carmona Boitano of Hyattsville.
    
Boitano was shot Friday after officers were called to a home on Cardinal Lane in Columbia. A caller reported that a man with a knife was inside the home and threatening to kill him.
    
Police say officers who responded found Boitano in the driveway with a knife. Police say an officer was "forced to fire" at Boitano after he refused to drop the knife.
    
Buchanan, an 8-year veteran of the department, remains on leave as the shooting is investigated.
 

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