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Man armed with knife shot by Loveland police officer

Investigators later confirmed the man was experiencing a mental health crisis
Loveland police shooting_Aug 16 2021
Posted at 9:30 PM, Aug 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-20 17:09:10-04

LOVELAND, Colo. — A Loveland police officer injured a man who was armed with a knife and having a mental health crisis Monday night.

A 911 call came into Loveland Police Dispatch at approximately 6:58 p.m. for a disturbance in the 1600 block of Tennessee Street. Investigators later confirmed a person in the home called to request police assistance for a family member who was experiencing a mental health crisis and actively damaging the home.

Once on scene, the officer found a man, later identified as 19-year-old Alexander Domina, in the backyard of his home with a knife, according to the Loveland Police Department.

Investigators say Domina moved forward toward the officer during the confrontation, and the officer fired several shots at the man, injuring him.

The man was taken to Medical Center of the Rockies where he is being treated for his injuries. No information was released on the severity of his injuries.

No officers were injured, and police say there are no outstanding threats to the public. The officer was identified on Thursday, Aug. 19, as Patrol Officer Eddie Luzon. Luzon has been with the Loveland Police Department since 2019, a spokesperson said via Twitter. He is currently under paid administrative leave, per department policy.

The 8th Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team responded to take over the investigation with the Fort Collins Police Services leading the agency.

The investigation remains ongoing.

Editor's note on Aug. 19, 2021 at 4:14 p.m.: This story was updated with the name of the officer involved in this shooting, as well as with his time in the Loveland Police Department.
Editor's note on Aug. 20, 2021 at 3:08 p.m.: This story was updated to provide more information about what led up to the shooting and the identity of the man shot.