GARLAND (CBSDFW.COM) – Police are investigating after a pair of Garland police officers shot and killed a man in the parking lot of a store Friday night.
Garland police said they arrived to the parking lot of a Dollar General on the 800 block of West Centerville Road around 11:00 p.m. after receiving a call from a man who expressed suicidal thoughts.READ MORE: American Airlines Donates Miles To Provide Flights For Afghan Refugees
The caller was identified as 48-year-old Russ Allen McClellan.
McClellan told officers he was in a white pickup truck and said he wanted to kill himself. He also said he had a gun.READ MORE: Fort Worth Police Investigating After Man Shot At 7-Eleven Store
Officers found McClellan in the parking lot and attempted to communicate with him, at which point McClellan reached for his gun and pointed it at the officers.
A six-year and an eight-year veteran fired their weapons and struck McClellan. He was pronounced dead at the scene.MORE NEWS: Severe Weather Threat For North Texas Tuesday Night, Early Wednesday Morning
The officers are on paid administrative leave as police continue their investigation.