Autopsy results released two years after UNT student's death by Denton police officers

The medical examiner has finally released autopsy results for a UNT student who was shot and killed by Denton police two years ago.

The two-year wait for toxicology results indicate that there were no drugs or alcohol in Darius Tarver’s system at the time of his death.

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The shooting happened in the early morning hours of Jan. 21, 2020, when police said they were called to an apartment complex and found Tarver acting erratically, carrying a meat cleaver and a frying pan.

After failed attempts to calm him down, police said he charged and stabbed an officer with the cleaver.

That’s when four officers used a stun gun on Tarver and shot him, killing him.

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A Denton County grand jury declined an indictment in the case.

Tarver's family has always said he was having a mental health episode.


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