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Texas cop kills man charging with knife in-hand

Officers were investigating a disturbance call when the man charged at them and was shot several times

By Julie Fancher
The Dallas Morning News

GARLAND, Texas — The man who was shot by a Garland police officer Friday afternoon has died, police said.

His name has not yet been released pending next of kin notification, but police said he is about 30 years old.

Police spokesman Mike Hatfield said officers responded to a disturbance around 4 p.m. outside the Hiep Thai Market in the 3300 block of West Walnut Street, near Jupiter Road.

Hatfield said a man armed with a knife confronted a customer outside the store. When officers arrived, Hatfield said the man charged at the officer.

The officer shot at the suspect several times, Hatfield said.

The man, who has not been identified, was taken to The Medical Center of Plano.

The officer was not injured, Hatfield said. He said the officer, who has been with the department for 10 years, will be placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

Copyright 2014 The Dallas Morning News

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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