Man shot dead by police in Texas during ‘confrontation’

Man shot dead by police in Texas during ‘confrontation’

Police in Texas shot and killed a man early Tuesday in what authorities described as a “confrontation” with the officers, according to news reports.

The fatal shooting in Mesquite took place around 7:45 a.m. after police said they received a 911 call for what appeared to be an assault, CBS affiliate DFW reported.

“In the background we could hear screaming and it sounded like somebody being assaulted,” police said at a briefing at the scene.

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The call was cut off but a dispatcher traced it to the Audubon Park Apartments.

“There was some type of confrontation and our officers used force and they fired their weapons and the suspect was struck,” a police sergeant, who was not identified, told reporters.

“The officers attempted to do life-saving techniques,” he said. “The ambulance was dispatched at which point they took over, transported the suspect to the hospital, where he was ultimately pronounced deceased.”

Police said a woman at the

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