Man shot by Halifax police to be charged with attempted murder

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HALIFAX - A man shot by Halifax Regional Police during a pursuit has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly trying to stab an officer during the incident.

Halifax police on scene after a cop shot a suspect allegedly armed with a knife in Dartmouth.

Police say the 35-year-old man was shot Thursday night in a ball field outside a Dartmouth junior high school as officers tried to arrest him.

He was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say the incident began when officers tried to arrest the man at his apartment in connection with a break-in at a home earlier this month.

Police allege the man pulled out a knife and tried to stab an officer before fleeing on foot.

He was eventually confronted by police in the ball field where he allegedly pulled out the knife again.

Police say that’s when he was shot.

No officers were hurt.

Police say Christopher Cockerill also faces charges of assaulting a police officer with a weapon, resisting arrest, uttering threats, escaping lawful custody, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and carrying a concealed weapon.

He is also charged in connection with the June 14 break and enter, including break and enter and possession of stolen goods.

He is due in provincial court Tuesday.

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