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Officials ID man shot, killed in confrontation with Hamilton police

(Source: FOX19 NOW/Ken Brown) (Source: FOX19 NOW/Ken Brown)
HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) -

Officials released the identity of the man killed in a police-involved shooting in Hamilton on Saturday, April 22.

Hamilton police said Officer Steven McFall shot and killed 24-year-old Michael Wilson-Salzl after Wilson-Salzl confronted the officer with a large knife

McFall, 41, was responding to a reported shooting on Forest Park Drive, at around 3 p.m.

When McFall arrived on scene, he was confronted by Wilson-Salzl.

Wilson-Salzl was armed with a large knife, described as a "butcher knife," Hamilton Police Chief Craig Bucheit said Saturday. 

During a brief confrontation, McFall fired his weapon at the male.

Wilson-Salzl was pronounced dead at the scene. He died of "gunshot wounds," according to the Butler County Coroner's Office.

McFall, a 17-year veteran of the Hamilton Police Department, was not injured. He has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. 

McFall was not wearing a body camera. Investigators are looking at cruiser cam.  

Findings from the investigation will be presented to a Butler County grand jury by the end of the week. 

Police are also investigating the original shooting call the officer responded to, Bucheit said. No other victims were found.  

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