Cops Shoot Indiana Man Bill Williams After He Charged Them With Butcher Knives
Indiana State Police killed a man in his home on Sunday after the resident -- described by his neighbors as "quiet" -- charged officers with butcher knives gripped in both hands.
Members of the Reelsville community are baffled by the incident, which began when authorities responded to a domestic disturbance around 7:00 p.m. Sunday at the home of William E. Williams, better known as Bill.
Police say that Williams locked himself inside the master bedroom with the intention to severely harm or kill himself, CBS affiliate WISH reports.
As officers approached, Williams reportedly ran toward them wielding a knife in each hand. When he knocked over an officer, police opened fire, according to the Greencastle Banner-Graphic.
"I don't know what could have happened," Williams' neighbor Jane Roose told WISH. "I mean if Bill attacked anyone, that's not Bill. That's not the Bill I know."
Roose described Williams, who lived with his two sons, as a quiet and considerate neighbor.
An autopsy revealed that police shot Williams four times, according to WIBQ.