Boulder police fatally shoot erratic, naked stabbing suspect

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BOULDER, Colo. -- A Boulder police officer fatally shot a stabbing suspect late Monday night at an apartment complex, the Boulder Police Department said.

Officers responded to an apartment building at 1841 19th Street about 10:30 p.m. on a call of a man, later identified by the Boulder County Coroner's Office as  22-year-old Samuel Forgy of Boulder, acting erratically.

The caller told dispatchers the man was high on LSD and had attacked occupants of the apartment with a knife. Forgy was outside the apartment screaming, according to the caller.

Officers found a victim with lacerations to his face. While going up the stairs, they confronted Forgy, who was nude. A stun gun was used on the suspect, but it failed. A second officer fired at Forgy, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 23-year-old man who was in the apartment was taken to a hospital to be treated for multiple knife-related injuries, including a 6-inch laceration to his forehead and a bite mark on his hand. The unidentified victim is in good condition at Boulder Community Health, police said.

"We're still trying to determine what happened on the stairs and what he was holding," Boulder police spokeswoman Sarah Huntley said. "We do know he had a knife inside the apartment.  And we have a victim with injuries that had been caused by a sharp object."

Boulder police said it is the fourth officer-involved shooting in the city since 2008.

The officer who shot Forgy has been with the department since 2013 and will be placed on paid leave until the Boulder County District Attorney's Office has completed its investigation. An internal administrative review will also be conducted.

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