The officers reportedly approached the apartment and announced they were outside the door. As the officers entered the confined living area, Brewer allegedly came down the hallway wielding a sword.
The officers told Brewer to drop his weapon as he continued to move towards them, according to police. Brewer did not stop and one of the officers shot him twice in the chest.
The officers began performing CPR on Brewer until medical responders arrived. Paramedics were unable to revive him and he was pronounced dead on the scene.