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Fort Worth officers fatally shot domestic disturbance suspect

February 14th, 2018 - Comments Off

FORT WORTH, Texas — Fort Worth police officers fatally shot an armed suspect during a traffic stop on Wednesday afternoon in north Fort Worth.

Fort Worth Police Department Sgt. Chris Britt said the shooting reportedly occurred about 3 p.m. at Presidio Junction Shopping Center in the 3000 block of North Tarrant Parkway.

Britt said officers were earlier dispatched to an unidentified business for a domestic-related 911 call.

“The call details said that the potential suspect was displaying a handgun,” said Britt.

“The officers, once they got on scene, were able to locate that suspect and follow him to this location where they stopped him to investigate the disturbance.”

The suspect was driving a red Chevrolet Silverado pickup and turned into the shopping center parking lot near a Raising Cane’s restaurant.

Britt said the suspect exited the vehicle and began to approach the four officers who were waiting to talk to him. The officers gave verbal commands to the suspect to stop, but Britt said the suspect continued to move toward officers.

“During this encounter the suspect did display a handgun,” said Britt. “Officers fired, striking the suspect. I don’t know what movements he displayed, but I do know that officers did see a weapon. At that point they felt in danger for their lives, and that’s why they fired their weapons.”

The officers reportedly started first aid and MedStar transported the suspect to John Peter Smith Hospital, where he later died.

One witness, 18-year-old Alex Wall, said she was sitting in her car in the drive-through at Raising Cane’s when the incident unfolded.

The witness said from what she could see from her car, it looked as if the suspect did not obey the officers’ commands.

Britt said the man will be identified by the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office. The shooting remains under investigation.

Mfrances is a news writer for NinjaCOPS.com where you can get high quality wholesale stun guns, self-defense weapons, and rechargeable stun gun flashlights.

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