1 Person Dead After Officer-Involved Shooting in Garland

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    TK

    One person is dead after an officer-involved shooting at a Garland shopping plaza Friday afternoon.

    The Garland Police Department received a 911 call at about 4 p.m. about a man with a knife at a supermarket located in the 3300 block of West Walnut Street.

    An officer arrived at the scene and saw the man with the knife near the front entrance of the supermarket.

    The man aggressively charged at the officer with the knife and refused commands to drop the weapon, police said.

    The officer, fearing for his life, fired several shots, hitting the man, according to police.

    The man was transported to Medical Center of Plano where he was later pronounced dead.

    Police will not release the man's name until they have notified his family. They only revealed he was 30 years old. 

    The 10-year veteran officer has been placed on paid administrative leave in accordance with normal departmental procedures.