Police shoot at Southlake near mall – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

A man wanted in connection with a North Richland Hills homicide on Monday was shot and killed by police in Southlake after he pointed a gun at them during a traffic stop, police say.

Speaking to reporters on Monday evening, Southlake Police Chief James Brandon said his officers responded to a call for help from North Richland Hills police after locating a person of interest in a homicide earlier Monday afternoon.

Southlake officers stopped the man’s sedan in the 1200 block of the eastbound service road of Texas 114 in a shopping center parking lot near Carroll Avenue.

According to Brandon, the man inside the car got out and pointed a gun at the officers. Four officers opened fire, hitting the man.

He was taken to hospital where he died of his injuries, Southlake Police said in a news release.

His name has not yet been released.

The police officers involved in the shooting were also not immediately identified. Brandon said their ranks include a captain, sergeant, corporal and officer with police experience ranging from eight to 31 years. All four have been placed on administrative leave in accordance with ministry policy until investigations are completed.

Brandon said the man was armed with a gun, but it was not yet known if he opened fire on the officers.

Witnesses told NBC 5 they saw officers performing CPR on the person who was shot. A large amount of blood was visible on the pavement near the driver’s side door of the sedan. This door had several bullet holes and broken glass.

The eastbound Texas 114 Service Road is closed at Carroll Avenue and police have asked people to avoid the area.

Brandon said the investigation was preliminary and few other details were immediately available Monday afternoon.

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS PERSON OF INTEREST

North Richland Hills Police say the person shot by Southlake Police on Monday afternoon was a person of interest in a fatal shooting that took place in their town around 12:30 p.m. near Weyland and Harwood.

North Richland Hills Police say a man was shot in a parking lot near the 1600 block of Weyland Drive and after the shooting the shooter drove away in a gray or silver four-door sedan.

The NRHPD said it identified a 28-year-old interested in the shooting and contacted the Southlake Police Department, although they said nothing else about the suspect or how the person was identified. .

Investigators have yet to release any information about the man killed in North Richland Hills.

“North Richland Hills Criminal Investigations continues to work directly with Southlake Police Department investigators to gather any evidence that may be related to the homicide investigation,” NRH Police said in a statement Monday afternoon. .

North Richland Hills Police said any further information about the police shooting in Southlake involving the person of interest would be released by Southlake Police.

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