DPD: Officers Shot Man Walking in Street With Shotgun

Thursday, Dec 6, 2012  |  Updated 11:37 PM CDT
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A man who was walking with a shotgun in East Dallas was fatally shot by responding officers who feared for their lives, Dallas police said.

Omar Villafranca, NBC 5 News

A man who was walking with a shotgun in East Dallas was fatally shot by responding officers who feared for their lives, Dallas police said.

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Man With Gun Shot by Dallas Police

Dallas police said a man with a gun walking down Castlefield Drive Thursday afternoon didn't comply with orders to drop his weapon and instead raised the gun at officers, so they were forced to shoot the man.
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Dallas police officers fatally shot a man who was walking with a shotgun in East Dallas near Pleasant Grove on Thursday afternoon.

Police said a witness told responding officers that a man was walking in the 9500 block of Castlefield Drive with a weapon at about 3:40 p.m. Sgt. Warren Mitchell said the man was carrying a shotgun.

The officers saw Robert Williams, 37, and told him to drop the shotgun. The officers opened fire when the man continued to walk toward them while raising the weapon, police said.

Williams was taken to a Dallas hospital, where he later died.

No police officers were injured.

Roughly two dozen officers were in the area shortly after the shooting, and a home was cordoned off with police tape. Some clothes, including a jacket and shoes, were in the street.

Neighbors told NBC 5 that they heard gunshots and saw a man walking down the street with what appeared to be a long gun such as a rifle or shotgun.

NBC 5's Omar Villafranca contributed to this report.

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