FORT WORTH, Texas - A suicidal man in Fort Worth was shot by police after they say he raised a gun at officers.
The shooting happened in the 3300 block of North Commerce Street shortly after 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
Officers were responding to a call about a suicidal man with a gun, according to Fort Worth Spokesman Marc Povero. That’s when the man came out with the weapon to talk to officers.
“Officers took cover behind neighbors’ vehicles. Ordered the man to drop the weapon,” Povero said. “The man refused and actually raised the weapon towards the officers"
The man was shot by all three officers who responded and was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. He was hit at least twice in the abdomen.
A neighbor said he was washing dishes when his wife heard gunshots. He said his neighbor had just lost his wife and was going through a tough time.
“I got scared. My wife said that there was gunshots, and I hid under my pool table and didn't come out until it was all over,” J.L. Jayme said. “They said they carried him off on a stretcher."
At one point afterward, since Jayme didn't answer his door, officers could be seen going in through a window to make sure he and his wife were ok. It wasn't until later that Jayme realized some of those bullets hit his home.
The officers who shot the man will be placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.
Even though no officers were injured, the man will face criminal charges. If he continues to recover, he’ll face either aggravated assault or attempted capital murder charges. His identity has not been released.