CRIME
12/03/2014 01:13 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Police In Texas Shoot, Kill Bat-Wielding Robbery Suspect Outside Head Shop

An officer in Texas shot and killed a suspected robber late Tuesday after he rushed at responding authorities with a baseball bat and screw driver, police say.

The Fort Worth Police Department responded around 11:45 p.m. to reports of a robbery at the Gas Pipe head shop , according to the Dallas Morning-News.

When police arrived, a clerk ran out of the store and told officers that the suspect was inside the store. Authorities approached and encountered the suspect.

NBC DFW reports:

The man was carrying a baseball bat and a screwdriver when he exited the store, and police said the officers ordered him to drop them. The man then charged at the two officers, one of whom fired a single shot at the man's chest.

The suspect was rushed to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, according to the Star-Telegram.

Both officers who responded to the 911 dispatch were wearing body cameras, and the incident was also recorded by dashboard camera's on their police cruiser, the Morning-News reports.

The identity of the suspect has not been released.

The officer who fired the shot was placed on administrative leave. He has also not been identified.

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