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Knife-wielding man, shot by police, dies

A D.C. man has died after being shot by police during a confrontation in Southeast Washington, police said Saturday.

Albert Jermaine Payton, 24, of Southeast, died at a hospital after being shot shortly before 6 p.m. Friday in the 4200 block of 4th Street SE, police said.

Police said that Payton had been brandishing a knife, and when he did not drop it as officers ordered him to do, they shot him.

The Internal Affairs Division is investigating the incident, police said.

Carol Morello is the diplomatic correspondent for The Washington Post, covering the State Department.


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