GARLAND, TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Police in Garland said two officers shot and killed a man who charged at them wielding two large knives Friday night.
Around 10:30 p.m. Aug. 9, officers responded to reports of a man stabbing hoods of cars and slashing tires with two machetes in an apartment parking lot in the 200 block of E. I-30.READ MORE: Crowley ISD Dropping Mask Mandate As COVID-19 Case Numbers In School District Drop
Officers allegedly told the man, identified as Jason Xavier Salas, 52, of Dallas, to drop the knives, but he moved toward them. Police said both officers then shot the man, who later died at a nearby hospital.READ MORE: Mavericks Fans Must Bring COVID-19 Vaccine Card Or Proof Of Negative Test To Attend Dallas' Home Opener
The department has not released the names of the officers, but said one is a 3-year police veteran and the other has been an officer for 13 years.
Both officers will be placed on paid administrative leave while the shooting is under investigation.MORE NEWS: Gas Leak Shuts Down 2 Blocks In Downtown Fort Worth, 1 Building Evacuated
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