A week old but I didn't see it posted. Good shooting by the officer, glad he got cleared. Remember kiddies, when you have a knife and the cops have guns and tell you to do something like put down the knife, that be a good idea. http://www.officer.com/online/article.jsp?siteSection=1&id=50603 KEENE, NH -- The New Hampshire attorney general said Keene police Officer Josh English was justified in shooting a man who police said was holding a knife to his ex-girlfriend's throat. Police said they went to 48 Spruce St. just before 10 p.m. on Feb. 2 after the daughter of the woman called police. The teenager told police that Charles Turcotte had broken into the house and had taken her mother to a second-floor bedroom and was yelling at her. Police said they found Turcotte standing in the bedroom holding a knife with an 8-inch blade and the woman sitting on the bed. According to police, Turcotte saw the officers and went to the bed, grabbed the woman and sat behind her, holding the knife at her side. The officers then pointed their weapons at Turcotte and ordered him to drop the knife. Police said Turcotte refused and a short time later Officer T.J. Derendal contacted dispatchers and said Turcotte had put a knife to the woman's throat. At that point more police were called to the home, including a hostage negotiator. Police said Turcotte was yelling at officers and the woman and eventually raised the knife to her throat again. Police said he became increasingly agitated, even more so when hostage negotiator Officer Steve Corrigan arrived. When Corrigan entered the bedroom, the other two officers shifted positions, giving English a clear shot at Turcotte. Police said when Corrigan tried to engage Turcotte, Turcotte turned toward Corrigan, while holding the knife to the woman's throat and responded with profanity. At that point, police said English shot Turcotte in the head. Turcotte was taken to Cheshire Medical Center, where he later died. The woman was not injured. The attorney general's report said officers believed the woman was in danger of being killed by Turcotte and that English was justified in shooting him. The report said Turcotte refused all attempts to defuse the situation and appeared to be increasingly agitated by police. A full report on the incident is expected to be released by the attorney general's office in the future.