Fort Worth Shooting Suspect Killed By Police

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Authorities shot and killed a man who opened fire on police officers on Sunday morning, in the 4300 block of Barcelona Drive.

Fort Worth Police Department officers were dispatched to the home at 11:00 a.m. after emergency calls reported a man shooting his gun into the air, department spokesman Paul Henderson said.

When police arrived, the man screamed that he was military combat-trained and turned his weapon toward the officers and began shooting. Henderson said that the man connected with at least one squad car, but did not hit any officers.

The man refused to drop his weapon, so police returned fire. The man died at the scene, Henderson said.

The man was later identified as 29-year-old Christopher Johnson, described by neighbors as a troubled war veteran who had served in Iraq. No officers were injured during the incident.

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One Comment

  1. wyatt says:

    ¡Regalos de Texans a México! ¡Listo, puntería, fuego!

    1. R Lane says:

      TX gift to MX, ready, aim, fire? Hardly. This could easily have killed an innocent person and or Officer so I don’t believe anyone sane AND sober, regards such an incident as a gift.
      I am very sorry that the Officer found himself in this situation, having to use deadly force, and I’m also saddened, that neighbors were affected by this on Christmas.

  2. P says:

    sad that the officers had to do that….but it was the right thing to do.

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