Man Shot, Killed by Carrollton Officer Had Replica Gun: PD

A 33-year-old man shot and killed by a police officer in Carrollton Saturday was holding a replica firearm, police say.

The shooting happened at a RaceTrac in the 1700 block of Frankford Road, Carrollton police said.

Officers responded to a 911 call for a man slumped over in a vehicle with a gun at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, police said.

Officers met a person at the gas station who reportedly told them the man in the car appeared to have a revolver in his lap, police said.

Police said officers tried to wake the man using a squad car's public address system, but he did not respond. They then tried to make contact, protected by a ballistic shield, to check the man's condition.

Officers noticed the gun and tried to open the car door to secure the weapon, police said. At that point, the man woke up and initially complied with officers' commands before he reached down suddenly and grabbed the gun, police said.

One officer fired and struck the man, who was taken to Medical City Plano where he was pronounced dead, police said.

The man was later identified as Christopher Massey, 33, of Allen.

After the shooting, it was determined the gun was a replica, police said.

The officer who shot the Massey has 4 1/2 years of experience with the Carrollton Police Department and is on routine paid administrative leave.

Police said an internal investigation is underway, in addition to the FBI and Denton County District Attorney's Office reviewing different parts of the incident.

No officers were injured in the shooting, police said.

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