Northeast Tarrant

Colleyville police say suicidal man was not shot

UPDATE: Colleyville police now say that a suicidal man who refused to stop stabbing himself Friday morning was not shot by a police officer, as reported earlier.

One of the four officers who responded to a 911 call did fire his gun, but medical personnel said later that the man was not wounded, said Mona Gandy, a Colleyville spokeswoman.

The 32-year-old man was, however, hit twice when officers deployed Tasers.

The man, who was not identified, was taken by helicopter ambulance from his residence to John Peter Smith Hospital. His condition could not be learned later Friday.

The four officers responded to a 911 call shortly before 8 a.m. about a man trying to kill himself in the 7600 block of Leesburg Drive.

“A woman made a 911 call, but she didn’t say anything,” Gandy said. “The line was left open and [the call taker] could hear the woman saying, ‘Please. Don’t stab yourself.’ ” The woman referred to the other person as “son.”

When the officers entered the house, the man still stabbing himself, Gandy said.

“An officer used a Taser, but the man didn’t stop,” Gandy said. “One of the officers, in a further attempt to stop the man from stabbing himself, fired one shot. Doctors have determined that the shot did not hit the man.”

An officer used a Taser a second time, which finally stopped the man.

The officer who fired a gun was placed on administrative leave, Gandy said.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763

Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

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