A man is hospitalized after being shot by a police officer when he pointed a gun at the officer inside a Fort Worth hotel room Tuesday, police say.
The incident happened just after 2 p.m. near Fort Worth's Western Hills neighborhood in the 8400 block of West Freeway, police said.
Officers with the department's mental health crisis intervention team responded to call for a man who may have been a threat to his own safety, Fort Worth police said.
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Police said after officers' entry into the hotel room, the man pointed a gun at an officer. That officer then fired at and struck the man.
The man was taken to a local hospital in an unknown condition, police said.
No further information was released Tuesday afternoon.