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Irving Police Shoot, Injure Man Who Pointed Gun At Authorities

By Matt Goodman, CBSDFW.COM
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IRVING (CBSDFW.COM) – Officers shot and injured a 42-year-old man who pointed a handgun at police during a standoff at an Irving home Saturday night, a spokesman said.

Irving Police spokesman John Argumaniz said officers responded to a domestic disturbance call in the 1700 block of Collin Street at about 11:44 p.m.

An armed man awaited authorities at the door, he said.

The man barricaded himself inside and refused to speak to authorities. A SWAT Team was soon called in. The person who was involved in the initial disturbance call fled the home before police arrived.

The man, whom Argumaniz did not identify citing the infancy of the investigation, appeared to be under the influence of an unknown drug and was “very agitated.”

Police were eventually able to get the man on the phone, but he refused to exit the home and repeatedly threatened to hurt friends and family who lived nearby, Argumaniz said.

The man was seen pacing through the home with a gun. At about 2:58 a.m., Irving police were awaiting a warrant while the SWAT team surrounded the house.

Soon after, he opened the front door and pointed a handgun at the officers outside. Feeling threatened, Argumaniz said police shot the man.

He was taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital, where he is stabilized, Argumaniz said. No other information was released Sunday.

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