Man dies after being shot by officer in Missouri town

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) _ The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating after a man was fatally shot by a police officer in the southeast Missouri town of Cape Girardeau.

Police say the officer was investigating suspicious activity at a home Wednesday night and encountered a man with a knife who allegedly moved toward the officer in a threatening manner. The officer shot the man several times.

The suspect was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His name has not been released. An autopsy is planned.

The officer was unhurt. He is on paid administrative leave pending an investigation.

Cape Girardeau, a town of 39,000 residents, is 115 miles south of St. Louis.