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Arlington Police Investigating Deadly Officer-Involved Shooting

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    Arlington Police Investigating Deadly Officer Involved Shooting

    Police in Arlington are investigating a deadly officer involved shooting. (Published Saturday, July 15, 2017)

    Police in Arlington are investigating a deadly officer-involved shooting.

    The shooting happened along Shady Valley Drive in West Arlington, just North of Pioneer Parkway.

    Investigators say they were called to an apartment complex in the 2100 block of Park Springs Circle just after 4 p.m. Saturday.

     


    Officers say two brothers were inside an apartment arguing and one was armed and refused to surrender to police. Investigators say this sparked a standoff and while inside, the man who was armed put on some kind of body armor before escaping from the apartment.

    Police say the man then ran to a nearby intersection and carjacked a man at gunpoint.

    "I’ll never forget that gun or his face," said the driver of the car who only wants to be identified as Gabriel. "He had a bullet-proof vest on, black pants, black shirt, bald head. All I seen was the gun. He pointing the gun at me. Told me to get out of the car. I almost was going to leave but I seen it in his eyes he was serious.”

    This sparked a short police chase that ended along Shady Valley Drive at about 5 p.m.

    "When he turned the corner here on Shady Valley, it looks like he lost control," said Lt. Christopher Cook of the Arlington Police Department. "That's when the suspect bailed out on foot. He's still wearing his body armor. He still has his handgun."

    Investigators say that's where the man started knocking on the front doors of homes in the neighborhood.

    As officers approached the man, they say he did not listen to commands from officers, forcing them to open fire.

    "I don't know the moves or if he was pointing the gun," said Cook. "No officer comes to work and wants to be involved in a situation like this. And it's just unfortunate the suspect did not reason with us at all and never put the gun down."

    "I was shook up at first," said Gabriel. "But he was serious. You could tell by him wanting to be dead, wanting the police to shoot him."

    The identity of the man has not been released, but it is known that he is a 22-year-old white male.

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