Of­fi­cers shoot and wound man hold­ing gun and knife

The Dallas Morning News - - North Texas - Tom Steele

Three law en­force­ment of­fi­cers opened fire on a man hold­ing a gun and a knife Fri­day af­ter­noon in Burleson.

Au­thor­i­ties were called to a home in the 800 block of Pecan Street, near South­east Gar­dens Boule­vard, around 3 p.m. af­ter a shoot­ing was re­ported.

The 911 caller — a man in his 20s who ap­peared to have shot him­self in the mouth — came out of the house with the weapons, po­lice said.

When the man re­fused to drop the weapons, two Burleson of­fi­cers and a John­son County con­sta­ble shot him. It wasn’t clear how many times he was struck.

The man, whose name had not been re­leased, was taken to John Peter Smith Hos­pi­tal in Fort Worth and was in se­ri­ous to crit­i­cal con­di­tion.

Texas Rangers were in­ves­ti­gat­ing, as is stan­dard with shoot­ings by of­fi­cers.

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