Armed Teen Dies After Being Shot, Shocked With Stun Gun by Dallas Police

Police use gun, stun gun to subdue armed teen

Dallas police fatally shot a teen suspected of attacking three relatives with a knife Monday, in the city's second deadly officer-involved shooting in as many days.

According to police, at about 10:30 a.m. officers responded to a stabbing/cutting call at a home on the 3600 block of Espanola Drive north of Love Field.

Maj. Max Geron, with the Dallas Police Department, said when the first officer arrived at the home he was met by an 18-year-old man armed with two knives.

Geron said as the officer retreated he repeatedly told the man to drop the knives, but that the teen refused and continued to advance. As he continued forward, the officer shot him, Geron said.

Though he had been shot, the man remained combative, police said. As backup officers arrived, a stun gun was used to subdue the man.

The teen, whose name has not yet been released, was transported to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas where he later died.

Two knives were recovered at the scene.

The teen's three injured relatives have all been hospitalized and are said to be in serious condition with non life-threatening injuries. Further details regarding their injuries have not been revealed.

Authorities said an argument at the home preceded the stabbings.

The officer has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal investigation, as is standard procedure for officer-involved shootings.

On Sunday evening, an off-duty Dallas police officer, Sr. Cpl. Antonio Hudson, shot and killed a man, Andrew Scott Gaynier, who police said threatened a family and refused to comply with verbal commands.


An investigation into that shooting is ongoing.

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