Man with knife killed by Cleveland-area officer


BEDFORD, Ohio (AP) — Police in suburban Cleveland say an officer responding to a disturbance call fatally
shot a man who brandished a knife and moved toward officers after they tried to subdue him using a stun

The confrontation happened Friday morning in Bedford, about 10 miles southeast of Cleveland.

A statement from Bedford police Chief Kris Nietert (NEE’-tert) says the man confronted officers,
acknowledged he had a weapon and reached behind his back. Nietert says officers used a stun gun, but
that wasn’t effective. He says the man pulled a knife, moved toward police and was shot by one officer.

The man was taken to a hospital and died. The medical examiner’s office identified him as 43-year-old
John Hebebrand of Bedford.

Nietert says the officer is on paid leave, per department policy.

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