Unarmed Man Fatally Shot Outside Fort Worth Church Was ‘angry and Grimacing,' Witness Says

A Fort Worth city worker swung a stick at a man outside a church before fatally shooting him, according to police documents. Daniel Earl Hammack, 60, has been charged with murder in the March 11 death of Jason Dewayne Knight, 36, outside the Gospel Tabernacle Church. Hammack, his wife and his mother had just locked the doors to the church in the 1500 block of Stella Street and were walking to his mother's vehicle when Hammack pointed out Knight, according to an arrest warrant affidavit obtained by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Hammack's mother told police that Knight began walking toward the family "looking angry and grimacing," the affidavit stated. Witnesses said they saw Hammack with a large stick in his hand talking to Knight, who kept his right hand in his pocket, the warrant stated. At one point Hammack swung the stick at Knight, who was reportedly unarmed. He then dropped the stick, pulled out a gun and shot Knight, the warrant stated. Knight fell to the ground and Hammack walked up to him and shot him a second time, killing him, the warrant stated.   Continue reading...

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