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Man shot and killed by Weatherford police identified

Michael Tindall, 41, was shot and killed south of Weatherford after leading police on a car chase.
Michael Tindall, 41, was shot and killed south of Weatherford after leading police on a car chase.

The name of the man shot and killed by a Weatherford police officer after a car chase Tuesday was released Thursday.

Michael Tindall, 41, of Weatherford, died of gunshot wounds to the head and chest, according to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s office.

Tindall led police on a chase early Tuesday morning, with his wife, infant and roommate in a tan SUV, said Lt. Chris Crawford, a Weatherford police spokesman. Officers later found an intentionally torn gas line at Tindall’s home.

“We were absolutely shocked it didn’t explode,” Crawford told the Star-Telegram Wednesday.

The investigation into the shooting and the gas leak is still ongoing. The officer involved in the shooting remained on administrative leave Thursday, Crawford said.

Ryan Osborne, 817-390-7684

Twitter: @RyanOsborneFWST

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