Man armed with knife shot and killed by Grand Prairie police following assault

The Grand Prairie Police Department responded to an assault in progress involving a man armed with a knife around 1:00AM this morning at the Budget Suites, 1050 N. Highway 360.

Multiple people called police to report the man had assaulted at least one person and was chasing the on-site security guard through the parking lot.

When officers arrived, they located the man armed with a knife and confronted him. Several attempts were made to deescalate the situation, but were unsuccessful. The man continued to advance on officers, leading two of them to fire shots at the man.

The man, identified as a 30-year-old male, was shot multiple times and died at the scene.

The incident remains under investigation at this time.