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Man Shot By Spokane Police Expected To Survive

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File photo of a police officer with a gun (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

File photo of a police officer with a gun (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Police say a man shot by officers outside a homeless shelter in Spokane is expected to survive.

Police were called to Truth Ministries about 9 p.m. Thursday on a report the man was threatening others with a knife.

They confronted him in an alley behind the shelter. Police say he refused commands to drop the knife so they stunned him with a Taser. They say he continued to move toward one of the officers with a knife and officers fired shots.

He was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane.

The Washington State Patrol is investigating the shooting.

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