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Crime Mesquite Police Shooting: Texas Officer Fatally Shoots Man After Responding to 911 Hang-Up

21:00  04 may  2021
21:00  04 may  2021 Source:   newsweek.com

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Mesquite, Texas, police officers fatally shot a man on Tuesday morning while responding to a home where a person allegedly called 911 and hung up abruptly after screaming.

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Officers responded to the Audubon Park Apartments around 8 a.m., according to KDFW, after being dispatched for a disconnected 911 call. Officers reportedly became involved in a confrontation that resulted in an officer-involved shooting.

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The man who was shot is suspected to have been assaulting another person when officers arrived, according to KXAS, and he was taken to the hospital in critical condition. KDFW reported he was pronounced dead at the hospital.

"We have not had an opportunity to talk with the officers yet," Mesquite Sergeant Mark Bradford told KXAS. "Obviously we are at the beginning stages of the investigation. We've got detectives up here and we're waiting on the paperwork so we can begin our search and then as soon as we have that information we will release things at a later date."

Bradford told KXAZ the two officers involved in the shooting are both experienced officers who have been with the department for more than 20 years. They will be placed on administrative leave while the case is investigated.

Newsweek reached out to the Mesquite Police Department for comment but did not receive a response in time for publication.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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