Knife-wielding man shot,killed by police

601 Old Park Road
Staff Writer

On Tuesday February 11, 2016 just before eight pm, the Maiden Police department
received radio notification of a 911 call reporting an individual inside a residence cutting
him self with a knife.
Two Maiden Police officers responded to 601 Old Park Road in Maiden, NC. The officers
encountered thirty-five-year-old white male Alijah Jackson barricaded in a small
downstairs bathroom of the residence. The officers saw Jackson, who was covered in
blood holding a knife. The officers ordered Jackson to put the knife down. Jackson
ignored their commands and lunged at the officers making slashing and stabbing
motions with the knife. The officers fired shots striking Jackson who then fell to the floor.
Catawba County EMS responded to the scene and determined Jackson was deceased.
This is a tragic event, and our condolences go out to all those involved.
As is common practice, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation is conducting
the investigation and the two involved Maiden Police officers are on paid administrative