⚡️ this is what they “CLAIM” happened in FORT WORTH today!
An armed man was fatally shot by Fort Worth police on Wednesday afternoon on Boca Raton Boulevard near Oakland Hills Drive.
Police say the man who was killed was a person of interest in a recent homicide investigation.
Police department spokesman Sgt. Chris Daniels said the man pointed a handgun toward officers.
As officers approached the man, intending to question him about the homicide investigation, he pulled a handgun and ran, Daniels said. Officers gave chase, and the man pointed the gun toward them, he said. At least one officer fired his weapon in response to the threat, Daniels said.
Officers gave the man immediate medical attention, but he died at a local hospital, Daniels said. His name has not been released.
The shooting happened about 5:45 p.m. Wednesday in the 5900 block of Boca Raton Blvd. in the Woodhaven neighborhood of east Fort Worth.
Daniels said the homicide in which the man was a person of interest occurred within the past month on the west side of the city. Police didn’t provide further details of that homicide investigation.
The police department’s major case and internal affairs divisions will investigate the officer-involved shooting, which is standard procedure.