REPORT: Texas man shot dead after pointing fake gun at police
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Police say officers fatally shot a 33-year-old North Texas man after he pointed a gun at them that was later found to be fake.
The shooting happened Saturday at a RaceTrac convenience store in the Dallas suburb of Carrollton. A police statement says officers responded to a report of a man armed with a gun passed out in his car.
The article goes on to state the following:
Police say they repeatedly tried to awaken the man with a loudspeaker. After that failed, officers protecting themselves with ballistic shields approached, opened the car door and roused him.
Police shot the man after he raised exited the car and raised the fake gun toward officers, authorities say.
Man killed in officer-involved shooting in Carrollton, police say https://t.co/3AwEkLpAu1
— Dallas Morning News (@dallasnews) October 6, 2019
“North Texas Man Points Fake Gun at Police, Shot Dead” by The Associated Press via NYT https://t.co/jGrn34nHlW
— Deonna Fehn (@deonnain) October 7, 2019
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