The 57-year-old man who was shot to death Friday by a Sansom Park police officer was armed with a knife and holding a female against her will inside a house, police said.
Police were notified of a domestic disturbance in the home in the 5800 block Jacksboro Highway at 10 p.m. Friday, according to a news release. Upon arriving they were notified that David Wyatt Grayson was holding a female against her will inside the home, according to police. It was not clear Tuesday who notified police.
Sansom Park police attempted to get Grayson to let go of the woman and exit the house, but he refused to do both, police said.
“Fearing for the safety of the female, officers entered the home,” according to the release.
Once inside, police found Grayson armed with a knife. An officer, who was not identified, shot Grayson and he died at the scene, police said.
“The circumstances of the shooting are still under investigation,” police said.
Grayson died of gunshot wounds to the neck and chest in the living room of the home, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office.
Police said the woman and the officer were not injured.
The Texas Rangers are investigating the shooting with the help of the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Crime Scene Unit. Authorities declined to comment on the investigation.