Garland police shoot and kill suicidal man who pointed gun at them

Last night around 11:00PM, Garland PD responded to a welfare concern at the Dollar General located in the 800 block of W Centerville Road.

When officers arrived, they located a man in his 40’s parked in front of the Dollar General and armed with a gun. Officers surrounded the vehicle and attempted to communicate with the suicidal individual.

During communication efforts, the suspect pointed his weapon at officers. Two Garland officers fired their weapons, striking and killing the man. He was pronounced deceased on the scene.

Both officers, 6 year and 8 year veterans, are on paid administrative in adherence with department policy.

The investigation is ongoing.