Police kill armed man during disturbance call in Texas

ASSOCIATED PRESS

FORT WORTH — Police in North Texas fatally shot a suspect who investigators said pointed a weapon at officers before barricading himself inside a home.

Fort Worth police said the shooting happened Saturday night after officers responded to a domestic disturbance call.

Officers tried to negotiate with the barricaded suspect. Police said moments later the man came out of the home and again threatened officers. One officer shot the suspect, who died at the scene.

Officer Jimmy Pollozani on Sunday declined to identify the suspect’s weapon amid the investigation. Pollozani says an autopsy has been ordered. The suspect’s name wasn’t immediately released. No officers were hurt.

The officer who opened fire has been put on administrative leave amid a review of the fatal shooting.

Further details weren’t immediately released.

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