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Fort Worth police shoot armed man who they say threatened officers

Officers shoot armed man they say made threats in south Fort Worth

Officers shot a man who threatened and pointed a rifle toward them Friday night in south Fort Worth, police say. Two people flagged down an officer around 10:20 p.m., stating that their son was suicidal, a police spokesman said. Later, police say
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Officers shot a man who threatened and pointed a rifle toward them Friday night in south Fort Worth, police say. Two people flagged down an officer around 10:20 p.m., stating that their son was suicidal, a police spokesman said. Later, police say

Police shot a 25-year-old man who was carrying a rifle toward them Friday night in south Fort Worth.

The man’s parents flagged down an officer in the 5300 block of Wonder Drive at about 10:20 p.m. saying their son was suicidal, said Sgt. Marc Povero, a police spokesman.

When officers arrived, the man had a compound bow and made threatening gestures toward them, police said. He did not comply when officers ordered him to drop the bow and instead barricaded himself inside the home, Povero said.

Officers set up a perimeter and witnessed the man walking around with a rifle and yelling at officers from inside.

The man then began shooting arrows from inside the residence toward officers, but none of them made it outside.

Povero said the man left the home just over an hour later, walking toward officers while making threatening comments with a rifle on his shoulder.

An officer fired one shot, striking the man in the side.

The suspect continued to resist officers even after being injured. He was transported to a nearby hospital with a non-life-threatening injury.

The Major Case Unit was interviewing officers who witnessed the shooting and is leading the investigation, Povero said.

Azia Branson: 817-390-7547, @aziabranson

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