Name of man killed by York police officers is released

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YORK, Pa.-- Pennsylvania State Police have released the name of the man who was shot and killed by police in York on Saturday afternoon.

28-year old Dequan L. Williams, of York, was shot by two police officers outside his home on the 1000-block of Kelley Drive. It happened just before 2:00 p.m.

According to state troopers, officers were initially called to the area for reports of a man threatening people with a knife. Witnesses say the officer repeatedly told Williams to drop the knife, but he refused. The officers used a taser gun on Williams, but that was unsuccessful and after an altercation, they fired shots.

Williams was taken to York Hospital where he later died. An autopsy will be conducted on Monday morning.

State Police are handling the investigation, along with the York County District Attorney's office. The two officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave.

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