FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – A man wanted for not paying child support was shot and killed Thursday night by a Tarrant County constable in Fort Worth.
Police said Deputy Constable Chris Salone and an officer from the Texas Attorney General’s Office were attempting to serve a warrant at the Ridgmar Hills Apartments off Taxco Road around 8:45 p.m.
When they knocked at the door, the suspect opened and pulled a loaded pistol from the waistband of his pants and pointed it at the officers, police said.
The constable – fearing for his life and that of the Attorney General’s officer – fired twice – striking the suspect once in the chest. He died on scene.
“Deputy Salone made a split second decision that most likely saved his life, a State Investigator as well as possibly many innocent citizens standing near-by,” said Constable Clint Burgess in a statement.
Salone and the Attorney General’s officer were not hurt. It’s not known why the suspect pulled and pointed a gun at the officers.
The name of the man who was killed has not been released.
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