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Man with knife is fatally shot by Santa Ana police officer

December 11, 2010 |  6:21 pm

A man with a knife was shot and killed by a Santa Ana police officer Friday night, police said.

Two officers were dispatched to check an area around 1100 S. Poplar St. for possible gang activity a little after 9:30 p.m. One of the officers entered an alley and was confronted by a man with a knife, police said.

The officer fired one shot and hit the man in the torso, police said. The man was taken to a hospital, where he died hours later.

-- Raja Abdulrahim