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Denton County deputies fatally shot man who raised gun in their direction, sheriff says

Fort Worth police release 2018 crime stats

In 2018, the number of Crimes Against Persons dipped 5.3 percent compared to 2017, according to the Fort Worth Police Department.
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In 2018, the number of Crimes Against Persons dipped 5.3 percent compared to 2017, according to the Fort Worth Police Department.

Two Denton County deputies shot to death a 61-year-old man who raised a gun in their direction Saturday morning, authorities said.

The man was “known to the residence” but did not live there, the sheriff’s office said. The shooting death occurred in the 600 block of Boswell Crossing, according to WFAA-TV, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s media partner.

At about 7 a.m., a 911 caller reported that the man was threatening the home’s owners, the sheriff’s office said.

The suspect raised a gun, and two deputies shot and killed him, the sheriff’s office said.

No one else was injured.

A medical examiner had not released the man’s name Saturday night. He lived in Fate, the sheriff’s office said.

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