Man Killed in Standoff With Police, SWAT

Well known Dallas chef dies after a standoff and shooting

By Elvira Sakmari
|  Saturday, Feb 25, 2012  |  Updated 2:19 PM CDT
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Man Killed in Standoff With Police, SWAT

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Dallas SWAT officers said they were called to help Carrollton police in a standoff with a man armed with a gun late Friday night.

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The man who died after a standoff with Carrollton Police and Dallas SWAT officers was a long time Dallas chef.

It happened late Friday night in the parking lot behind Valley View Christian Church in the 17000 block of Marsh Lane.

Dallas police said it started when Carrollton police, responding to a family disturbance call, were told 52-year-old Travis Henderson had left home with a gun and said he planned to harm himself.

Carrollton police officers found Henderson's car behind the church a short time later. Dallas police said they were called in for assistance when Carrollton officers, waiting for backup, heard a noise near the car that they believed to be a gun shot.

The Dallas SWAT Unit arrived at the church, and police said negotiators attempted to talk Henderson into a peaceful resolution.

After a short period of time, Dallas police said Henderson "exited the vehicle brandishing a handgun."

Dallas police said SWAT Senior Corporal Samuel McDonnold, fearing for his safety, fired his gun. Henderson died at the scene at 11:45 p.m.

Henderson was a chef at Newport's Seafood in Dallas.  He later became the chef and co-owner of The Place at Perry's in Uptown Dallas.

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