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Man Shot, Killed by Police Officer in Fort Worth

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    Police Update on Fatal Shooting Involving Officers

    A Fort Worth police officer shot and killed a man while responding to a domestic disturbance call in the city's Eastern Hills neighborhood Sunday night, police say. (Published Monday, Aug. 12, 2019)

    A Fort Worth police officer shot and killed a man while responding to a domestic disturbance call in the city's Eastern Hills neighborhood Sunday night, police say.

    Police said officers arrived on the scene, in the 5800 block of Blue Ridge Drive, at 8:31 p.m. -- six minutes after they received a 911 call.

    When officers entered the home, police said a man pointed a weapon at them, leading one officer to fire his gun because he feared for his life, police said.

    The man who police shot was taken to an area hospital and died from his injuries, police said.

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    Fort Worth police said that while the incident was domestic in nature, they did not yet know the exact relationship between the man who was shot and the other people inside the home.

    No officers were injured in the confrontation, police said. The officer involved in the shooting has been with the department for two years and was placed on paid administrative leave, which is department protocol, police said.

    Because the shooting took place inside a private residence, police said body camera footage would not be available.

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