A patrol officer with the Paris Police Department initiated
a traffic stop in the 200 block of E. Sherman Street at 11:41 PM, January 23,
At first the driver of the vehicle refused to exit the
vehicle and was uncooperative. The initial officer asked for a backup
unit. A second officer arrived and while talking with the driver, the
driver exited the vehicle and displayed two large knives in a threatening
manner to the officers. After many commands to drop the weapons and not to come
any closer, the suspect started towards the officers and was shot.
The suspect was transported by EMS to a local hospital where
The officers did not sustain any injuries. Both
officers have been placed on administrative leave and the Texas Rangers will
investigate the shooting.
The name of the deceased is not being released until family
notifications are complete.
Chief of Police
Paris Police Department