Garland Man, 66, Dies In Police Shooting

GARLAND (AP) – A 66-year-old Dallas-area man is dead after, according to police, he threatened officers with a gun.

The incident happened Saturday night in a residential neighborhood of Garland, a northeastern suburb of Dallas. A Garland police statement says a caller reported a man waving a pistol around outside. When officers arrived, he allegedly lowered the handgun in the officers’ direction in a threatening manner. The officers fired, fatally wounding the man.

A police statement released Sunday identified the man as 66-year-old James Howard Kincaid. The statement says the officers involved in the shooting will be placed on paid administrative leave pending completion of an investigation.

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One Comment

  1. schrodinger says:

    I’d bet a doughnut that the guy had mental issues. Sounds like he committed suicide by cop to me.

  2. Tom says:

    One should not point a gun at the nice policeman! More than anything else, every cop wants to go home safe at the end of his shift. It doesn’t matter anymore why he did it. There could be any number of reasons or causes but the results are the same. Point your gun at the nice policeman and he will most certainly react by shooting you! Thst’s a result of training and commen sense.

  3. Ryan Smith says:

    Amen Tom!!!

  4. Vern Cook says:

    Trigger happy cops is what the real story should say. Face the facts Garland police are trigger happy.

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