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Authorities ID Fort Worth man killed by SWAT during drug raid; suspect arrested

Authorities have identified a man shot and killed by SWAT officers during a drug raid Thursday.

Jose Arroyo-Rosales Sr., 60, was pronounced dead from multiple gunshot wounds about 1:40 a.m. Thursday, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner's office.

Arroyo-Rosales was shot by SWAT officers who were serving a narcotics search warrant at about 1:15 a.m. in the 1900 block of St. Louis Avenue, near John Peter Smith Hospital, according to authorities.

The officers encountered a closed door, entered a room and quickly saw a man pointing a handgun at them, a police news release said.

"Fearing for their safety, SWAT officers fired their weapons at him and struck him several times," the release said. The man was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital, where he was pronounced dead..

Police spokesman Brad Perez told WFAA that at least two more adults and one child were in the house at the time of the shooting, but that nobody else was injured. Narcotics were "in plain view" inside the home, police said.

Later Thursday, Jose Rosales, 24, who was at the same address, was arrested on drug possession charges, according to a police report. Rosales faces charges of marijuana possession, possession of a controlled substance and unlawfully carrying a weapon, according to police records.

Police also impounded a black 2017 Chevrolet Camaro on Tuesday. Rosales was arrested on suspicion of reckless driving, police records showed. Rosales was traveling at an estimated 100 mph in the 600 block of East Berry Street, a police report said.

Police would not verify if the man who was arrested was related to the man who died. Homicide detectives are still investigating, according to Tracy Carter, police spokesman.

This story contains material from the Star-Telegram archives.

Jeffrey Miller, 27, was arrested early Tuesday after crawling out a window of the house where he had holed up overnight and kept a SWAT team at bay for almost eight hours.

Mitch Mitchell, 817-390-7752, @mitchmitchel3

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