Police fatally shot a gunman in North Fort Worth, Texas

A Fort Worth police officer fatally shot and killed a man with a gun while responding to a call for a gunman around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 10400 block of Bear Creek Trail.

Police said when officers arrived at the scene in a northern Fort Worth neighborhood, a A 29-year-old man armed with a gun allegedly pointed his weapon at the police.

At least one officer fired a handgun and shot the man, authorities said. Fort Worth police did not release the number of officers initially responding to the scene, the number of shots fired or the identities of the officers.

Emergency medical treatment was given to the man, who died at the scene.

The man who was shot was not identified Tuesday afternoon.

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A Fort Worth police officer fatally shot and killed a man, who police say pointed a gun at officers, Tuesday afternoon in the 10400 block of Bear Creek Trail. The shooting reportedly took place in a neighborhood park. Megan Cardon [email protected]

Authorities said the incident is being investigated by the Major Cases Unit in coordination with the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office and the Internal Affairs Unit, which is standard protocol.

According to the initial incident report, a man who called 911 told a dispatcher he had a gun, wanted to kill his parents and felt possessed by a demon.

The ministry did not release additional details about the incident.

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A Fort Worth police officer fatally shot and killed a man, who police say pointed a gun at officers, Tuesday afternoon in the 10400 block of Bear Creek Trail. Courtesy: WFAA-TV

This story was originally published December 7, 2021 5:20 p.m.

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Megan Cardona is a duty reporter at the Star-Telegram, covering politics, government programs, community resources and more to help residents navigate daily life in Tarrant County and North Texas. She graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2020, where she worked at the campus newspaper, The Shorthorn, for two years.