Man shot, killed after driving vehicle at Fort Worth police, authorities say

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A man was fatally shot by Fort Worth police late Saturday after authorities say he drove a vehicle at them.

Police say officers were walking up to the vehicle which matched the description of a vehicle at a shooting when it came at them.

Police opened fire on the driver, identified by the Tarrant County medical examiner's office as Sixto Quezada, 22, of Fort Worth. He was pronounced dead on a driveway.

Police did not release any information on the number of shots fired or the names of the officers.

Officers had responded to a shooting call at 3106 N. Pecan at 10:15 p.m. Saturday.

A victim was found and taken to a local hospital. The condition of the victim was not known early Sunday.

Officers got a description of a vehicle that may have been involved and broadcast it.

Police located the vehicle in the 3100 block of N. Pecan. A man was sitting behind the steering wheel, police said in a news release.

Police said the man drove at them and officers fired at him because they feared for their lives. Officers also believed that an officer had been hit by the vehicle.

The officers involved in the shooting were placed on administrative leave, authorities said.

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