Authorities identify Indianapolis-area man killed by deputy

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AVON, Ind. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a man who was fatally shot by a sheriff’s deputy in the backyard of a suburban Indianapolis home.

The shooting happened Tuesday afternoon in a subdivision near the town of Avon just west of Indianapolis. Authorities say 29-year-old Bradley King of Avon charged at the deputy with a knife.

Hendricks County sheriff’s Capt. Amanda Goings says two reserve deputies went to the house to check on the welfare of a man after dispatchers got two calls from the home. She says the deputies encountered him in the backyard after no one answered the front door.

Goings says the man pulled out a knife and ignored orders to drop it before charging one of the deputies, who shot him once. No officers were injured.