Man killed by police stabbed a letter carrier in 2014, authorities said

The man fatally shot by police Friday was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in 2014 after authorities accused him of using a paring knife to stab a female letter carrier.

The letter carrier suffered several cuts on her left shoulder, but was not taken to the hospital and continued her mail route, according to reports.

More than two years after the felony charge, the case against Bennie Edwards, a 60-year-old Black man, was dismissed over questions about his mental competency.

Oklahoma City police on Monday publicly identified Edwards, who served prison time in the 1990s on drug offenses, as the man fatally shot by officers outside a business in the 2100 block of West Hefner Road.

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