FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – A Fort Worth SWAT team was involved in a deadly shooting early Thursday. It started just after 1:00 a.m. at a home along Richmond Avenue, near St. Louis Avenue, just a few blocks south of JPS Hospital.
According to officials, police had a warrant to search the home for narcotics. However, when officers forced their way into the home, they were confronted by an armed man.
“They observed a closed door and, upon making entry into that room, that is where an older male, described as an older Hispanic male, was seen holding a handgun, pointing it toward these officers,” explained Brad Perez with the Fort Worth Police Department. “Officers at that point fired at this individual, striking him several times.”
The suspect died at the hospital.
Two other adults and a child were also inside of the home at the time of this incident, but they were not injured.
Officers did find narcotics inside of the home.