Officer Fatally Shoots Knife-Wielding Man at Motel: Weatherford Police

Police say officers Tased, then fatally shot a man who charged at them with a knife

Police said an officer fatally shot a man who charged at authorities serving him a warrant at a Weatherford motel Tuesday night. [[391846741,C]]

Weatherford police said officers were helping a Parker County special crimes unit serve a felony warrant at the Super Value Inn in the 100 block of West Interstate 20 at about 9:20 p.m.

Investigators were looking for a 36 year-old man wanted on two felony warrants for aggravated robbery, according to Weatherford Interim Deputy Police Chief Chris Crawford.

Authorities said approached one of the motel rooms, made contact with a woman at the front door, went inside and found the man in the bathroom.

When the man saw the officers, police said he pulled out a knife. One of the officers used a stun gun on the man, who was still able to charge at the officers. One of the investigators then shot the man.

The man was pronounced deceased at the scene, according to police. His identity has not been released.

As per department policy, the four officers involved have been placed on routine administrative leave. Authorities contacted the Texas Rangers, who will conduct an independent investigation.

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