Published January 13, 2015
A police officer shot and killed a man who took his girlfriend's infant son hostage and threatened to kill him with a knife, authorities said.
The officer shot him in the head after the man walked outside the home holding a knife to the baby's throat, said Klamath County District Attorney Ed Caleb.
Johnson, 27, died at a hospital. The baby was not hurt, Caleb said.
The name of the officer was not immediately released.
Police said Johnson was acting erratically when he grabbed the baby, and that negotiations with him lasted about 30 minutes before the shooting.
It was not immediately clear if others were in the house.