SEATTLE – Authorities have identified a man fatally shot by a Seattle police officer Tuesday as officials were clearing out a homeless encampment known as The Jungle.

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the man Wednesday as 44-year-old Michael L. Taylor. He died from multiple gunshot wounds, the medical examiner said.

Police officers were at the homeless camp along Interstate 5 in south Seattle on Tuesday as efforts to clear out the camp was getting underway.

Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole said Tuesday that two officers had come upon two men in a knife fight and that as officers tried to separate the men, one officer fired, shooting Taylor. He died later at a Seattle hospital.

Police have not released any new information about the shooting including the identity of the female officer who opened fire. Authorities are investigating the incident.


Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.

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