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Tools are pictured at the WUK self-help bicycle workshop (Selbsthilfe Fahrradwerkstaette) in Vienna June 20, 2012. WUK bicycle workshop, founded in 1983, offers a public workshop, tools and instruction for the self-repair of bikes on a daily contribution of three Euros. Bicycles have increased in popularity in Austria in recent years, with eleven percent of the population using bicycles as their main means of transport, according to the Ministry of Transportation, Innovation and Technology. Picture taken June 20, 2012. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner Tools are pictured at the WUK self-help bicycle workshop (Selbsthilfe Fahrradwerkstaette) in Vienna June 20, 2012. WUK bicycle workshop, founded in 1983, offers a public workshop, tools and instruction for the self-repair of bikes on a daily contribution of three Euros. Bicycles have increased in popularity in Austria in recent years, with eleven percent of the population using bicycles as their main means of transport, according to the Ministry of Transportation, Innovation and Technology. Picture taken June 20, 2012. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner Photo of Amber Randall

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Two Kentucky officers fatally shot a reportedly intoxicated homeless man Sunday as he held a screwdriver in his hand, body camera footage revealed.

Louisville Metro Police Department Officers Devin Dawes and Matthew Aden arrived on the scene after receiving phone calls about a man acting erratically, reported ABC News.

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When the two officers arrived on the scene, they encountered Russell Bowman, who was allegedly acting odd. Body camera footage shows the officers holding their guns while they ask Bowman to drop the screwdriver he is holding.

Bowman refused, prompting the officers to use tasers against him.

“It aint working,” Bowman shouted, according to the video. The officers told him to put the screwdriver down. They shot him when he lunged at them with the screwdriver.

“In this situation you will see from the video that two of the officers, or actually three of the officers tased the individual, prior to the shooting,” Louisville Metro Police Department Chief Steve Conrad said during a press conference. “Unfortunately they were not effective, which resulted in the officers having to resort to the use of deadly force.”

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