Critical Police Incident 5700 6th Ave
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PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
 
6/2/2019
FORT WORTH, Texas- Critical Police Incident 5700 6th Ave
 
On June 1, 2019, at 6:37 p.m., South division officers were dispatched to 5700 block 6th Avenue in reference to a Domestic Disturbance call.  Upon officer’s arrival, the subject pointed a weapon at the officers and barricaded himself inside the residence.
At this point, SWAT officers were notified and responded to the scene.  While SWAT officers were on the scene, they attempted to negotiate the surrender of the subject inside the residence. Moments later, the subject exited the front door of the residence and presented a threat to SWAT officers. The SWAT officer responded with deadly force. The subject was pronounced deceased on scene by medical professionals.
Fort Worth Police Major Case detectives are leading the investigation and will be analyzing all available evidence. Concurrently, Fort Worth Police Internal Affairs Unit will investigate for any administrative violations. Upon conclusion of the criminal investigation, the case will be submitted to the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office for review. No officers were injured during this incident.
The SWAT officer has been with the Fort Worth Police Department for 10 years and was placed on administrative leave which is standard procedure on every Critical Police Incident.
The Tarrant County Medical Examiners Officers will determine the identity, manner and cause of death.
Report #19-47271
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