Police say man charged towards officers with knife before he was shot at Overland Park apartments

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- Overland Park Police say there was a shooting on Monday afternoon involving an officer. Police tell FOX 4 that a man suspected of  threatening an officer was shot, and he is a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The shooting happened near W. 133rd and Melrose at an apartment complex called "The Sovereign at Overland Park." The complex is near Blue Valley Northwest High School and the Blue Valley Sports Recreation Complex, but neither the school nor the complex were impacted.

Police first went to the scene at about 2:45 p.m. for a domestic call where someone was threatening to take their own life.

The police department says in a news release that the man called 911 and said he was armed with a knife and threatening to harm himself and his wife. When officers arrived, he charged towards officers while he was armed with the knife. An officer shot at him, striking him twice.

The officers weren't injured and placed on administrative leave pending the results of the investigation.

"One of the most dangerous calls to go on is a domestic call. You never know when you go into that type of situation if you're going to make an arrest on the male or female, how the other half - the partner, the spouse - is going to react," Overland Park Officer John Lacy said.

If you have information that will assist this ongoing investigation, call the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS or (913) 895-6300.

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