A suspect wielding a knife was killed in a shooting involving police Monday afternoon, Denton authorities confirmed.
The Denton Police Department reported that at approximately 3:15 p.m. two of their officers were sitting in a patrol car in the 2000 block of Spencer Street working on a crash report.
A preliminary investigation showed that a male suspect unrelated to the crash approached the back of the patrol unit and began yelling at the officers.
When the officers got out of the patrol unit, they saw the man produce a knife. Police said the suspect taunted the officers and began to walk away.
The officers ordered him to stop, but he ignored them and disappeared into a nearby wooded area. The man reappeared from the woods holding the knife while being aggressive toward the officers, according to police.
One of the officers used a TASER, forcing the suspect to the ground. But then he got back up and again threatened the officers with the knife. When he advanced on the officers, one of them fired a shot and hit the suspect.
The officers rendered first aid and called for emergency medical services, but the suspect died at the scene.
The Texas Rangers were called to the scene and will be conducting the investigation.