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Suspect shot by Mansfield officer remains critical; police charge him with assault

A man who was shot by Mansfield police early Tuesday after he reportedly waved a gun inside of an IHOP remains in critical condition, and police are filing a charge against him.

The suspect has been identified as Jeremiah Lin, a 33-year-old out on bond for aggravated assault on a police officer who also had an active warrant in Georgia for obstruction of police, police said. His bond has been revoked, and police are filing a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon with the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office.

Police didn’t say where Lin is from.

An officer shot Lin outside of the IHOP on U.S. 287 in Mansfield around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday after he didn’t obey multiple commands to drop the gun, police said. He had reportedly been waving the gun in front of employees and customers inside the restaurant.

Lin, who was shot in the lower torso, remained in critical condition in a hospital Wednesday evening, police said.

Sam Adi, one of the four owners of the IHOP, said three people were working when Lin took out a gun and showed it to employees and customers inside the restaurant. Three to four officers responded, police said, and saw a man through the window who was holding a gun.

Lin exited the IHOP after the employees and patrons, police said. Police haven’t said how long the interaction between the officer and Lin lasted, or where Lin was pointing the gun when the officer fired.

The officer who shot Lin has been placed on administrative leave amid an investigation into the shooting, per department policy.

The investigation is being led by the Texas Rangers Division of the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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