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Sep 17, 5:38 PM EDT

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky State Police are investigating the shooting death of a knife-wielding man by two officers in Owensboro.

State police say 29-year-old Lucas Anderson died from gunshot wounds in the incident Friday night.

Police say Owensboro Police Department officers responded to a domestic argument call. Police say the officers saw Anderson grab a woman's hair and put a knife to her throat.

Police say officers negotiated with Anderson to get him to drop the knife and release the woman but that Anderson threw the woman aside and charged two officers with the knife.

The officers, identified as Mike Matthews and Gary Mattingly, fired multiple times, striking Anderson. He died at the scene. The woman was hospitalized with cuts on her head and neck.

The officers have been placed on paid administrative leave.

Owensboro is about 100 miles (160 kilometers) west of Louisville.

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