Man fatally shot by police in Atlit after attempted attack

Forty-year-old cab driver was in violation of a domestic violence-related restraining order; attacked and attempted to run over officer.

Kalansawa shooting police 311 (photo credit: Courtesy)
Kalansawa shooting police 311
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A police officer shot and killed a cab driver who reportedly attemped to run him down in a taxi near the entrance of Atlit overnight Wednesday.
The police were originally called to the man's family home to arrest him for violating a restraining order related to domestic violence.
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An early police report said that the man sped towards an officer, who feared for his life. The police officer's lawyer told Army Radio on Thursday morning that the officer had fired several warning shots, and only shot directly at the man once after these were ignored. The man was killed by the shot.
According to the police, the chain of events began late on Wednesday night, after they received a call from the man's wife saying that her husband, in his late forties, was violating a restraining order prohibiting him from approaching his family home. When police arrived at the scene, the man reportedly attacked them .
A Magen David Adom crew attempted to resuscitate the man, but he was declared dead at the scene.
The police officer was lightly injured and was taken to the hospital for treatment.