Police say a Tarrant County constable fatally shot a man who pulled out a gun as officials arrived to serve a warrant for failing to pay child support.
Capt. Charles Ramirez, with the Fort Worth Police Department, said officers responded to a shooting call at the Ridgmar Hills apartments at 2200 Taxco Road just before 9 p.m. Thursday.
Constable Clint Burgess said Friday that Tarrant County Precinct 7 deputy constable Chris Salone accompanied an investigator from the Texas attorney general's office to serve the warrant.
When Salone and the investigator met with the subject on the porch, the man pulled a loaded 9mm handgun from his waistband, Burgess said. Salone fired on the man, shooting him fatally in the chest.
The man, later identified as 42-year-old Scott Holland, was pronounced dead at the scene. Ramirez said no one else was at the apartment and neither officer was hurt.
Holland's family spoke with NBC 5 Friday morning, though they had little to say about the shooting other than that they dispute the official report and will have more to say at a later time.
Burgess said Salone likly made a split-second decision that saved his own life as well as the lives of those around him. Due to the nature of the shooting, Burgess said the Fort Worth Police Department are investigating the incident.