Fort Worth PD: Man fatally shot after pointing gun at officers

A man was fatally shot after Fort Worth police say he pulled a gun on them during a traffic stop Tuesday afternoon.

The shooting happened around 4 p.m. in the 3000 block of North Tarrant Parkway just outside of a fast food restaurant.

Fort Worth police say two officers were trying to pull over a suspect in a domestic disturbance call. At least one officer fired at the suspect after he got out of his vehicle and pulled out a gun, the department says.

The suspect was shot in the chest and in the arm and taken to the hospital, where he later died. His name has not been released.

Alex Wall while waiting in line in the drive-thru and witnessed the shooting

“They were screaming at him saying ‘Get down, sir! Get down!’ And he just wasn't listening to them,” Wall recalled. “And then he started walking up to them really fast, and then he put his hand like behind his back, and then they all shot him down."

Wall says she saw the man holding a gun but never saw him fire a shot. Fort Worth Police say he pointed his gun at officers before they shot him.

Investigators say it started with a 911 call from a nearby business where officers saw the suspect, who was described in the 911 call, driving away from the business.

"It was domestic-related. And in the call details, it said that the suspect was displaying a handgun,” explained Fort Worth Police Sgt. Chris Britt. “The officers when they got on scene were able to locate that suspect to this location where they stopped him to investigate the disturbance."

After the shooting, officers at the scene began giving the suspect CPR until paramedics arrived. He was taken to the hospital, where he died.

No officers were injured.

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