Man fatally shot while being served child-support warrant, Fort Worth police report

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A man suspected of failing to pay child support was fatally shot Thursday evening at a west side apartment complex when he pulled a gun on the officers who had come to serve a warrant, Fort Worth police reported.

The man’s name was not available late Thursday, said Capt. Charles Ramirez, a police spokesman.

The shooting happened about 8:45 p.m. at apartments in the 2200 block of Taxco Road.

Ramirez said a Tarrant County constable accompanied an officer from the Texas attorney general’s office to serve a warrant for non-payment of child support.

The man, who met them on the front porch, pulled a handgun from his waistband, Ramirez said.

“As he brings it up, the constable was fearing for his safety and the safety of the AG officer,” Ramirez said. “So, [the constable] fired at least two shots that we know of, hitting the subject in the upper chest.”

The man was pronounced dead at the scene, Ramirez said.

No one else was at the apartment, and neither officer was hurt, Ramirez said.

The case will be presented to a grand jury. In the meantime, he said, Fort Worth police will investigate the shooting, while the Tarrant County officials conduct an internal investigation.

No other information was available Thursday night.

Bill Miller, 817-390-7684 Twitter: @Bill_MillerST

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