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Man shot after charging police with hatchet

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Selma, AL -

The Alabama Bureau of Investigation is investigating a fatal police involved shooting in Selma.

Selma Police Chief William Riley says a man wielding a hatchet man was shot and killed by police Wednesday afternoon.

Riley says police were responding to a disorderly conduct call at a Church's Chicken restaurant when the man rushed at them with the hatchet.

The officer who fired the shot will be placed on paid administrative leave while state officials investigate the shooting.

The victim's identity has not been released.

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