The Danbury (CT) Police Department has released the name of the man shot and killed by officers over the weekend.
According to the News Times, Paul Arbitelle—who was shot and killed at an apartment complex over the weekend—had a checkered past of hate crimes and assaults against police officers.
Among his numerous tattoos, Arbitelle had a screaming skull on his face and “white power” on his back.
In 2010, Paul Arbitelle was found guilty of interfering with an officer, had a DUI in 2009, and had been charged with assaulting a public safety officer in 2012 and in 2016.
Arbitelle pleaded guilty to charges of third-degree assault and interfering with the duties of a police officer and was sentenced to a year in prison in connection with the assault.
Arbitelle was holding a knife when he charged an officer, who first deployed a TASER, and then opened fire when the device failed to stop the assailant's approach.
A woman in the apartment where the incident took place was also wounded. She is reportedly related to the knife-wielding subject.