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Knife-Wielding Man Shot by Police Dies From Injuries

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Police say a Maine man who was shot over the weekend after approaching an officer with a knife has died from his injuries.

Eastern Maine Medical Center officials informed police that 29-year-old Derek Sam of Presque Isle died early Tuesday, police confirmed to necn.

The confrontation Saturday night started with police responding to a report of an erratic motorist. They say first responders found Sam armed with a knife, which he refused to drop.

The police chief says an officer tried to use a stun gun but it malfunctioned, and that the officer fired when Sam continued to approach with the weapon. The attorney general's office is investigating the shooting.

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