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One dead in police shooting in Garland

One suspect is dead after being fatally shot by a police officer in Garland on Tuesday afternoon, Garland police reported.
One suspect is dead after being fatally shot by a police officer in Garland on Tuesday afternoon, Garland police reported. Courtesy

One suspect is dead after being shot by a police officer in Garland on Tuesday afternoon, police reported.

The officer-involved shooting occurred shortly after 2:30 p.m. on an access road between Interstate 30 and Bass Pro Drive in the 1500 block of the highway, according to a news release from Garland police spokesman Lt. Pedro Barineau. Aerial cameras from local TV outlets showed the body of the suspect lying in the street.

A business owner told a reporter at WFAA that the shirtless suspect was swinging knives outside her business and hit a box. Callers to 911 said that a suspect had been spotted at the scene banging on walls with two machetes, according to the release. The suspect was swinging the knives and striking passing vehicles.

Responding officers who arrived at the parking lot saw a man holding two large knives walk toward them, the release said.

The officers shouted for the man to drop the knives and stop coming toward them, but the man continued, the release said.

A 27-year veteran of the force fired his weapon and struck the suspect at least once and the suspect was pronounced dead at the scene, the release said. No officers were reported injured, according to police.

Garland homicide detectives and members of the Public Integrity Unit with the Dallas County District Attorney's Office are investigating. The officer will be placed on paid administrative leave in accordance with departmental policy.

Police closed the westbound loop entrance to I-30 while they investigated. The suspect has not been identified by police.

No additional details have been released.

Prescotte Stokes III: 817-390-7028, @PrescotteStokes; Mitch Mitchell: 817-390-7752, @mitchmitchel3
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