Man wielding machete-style knife killed by Fort Worth police
The Fort Worth Police Department says one person has died following an officer involved shooting at a south Fort Worth neighborhood.
At 5:45pm, Fort Worth police were dispatched to a residence in the 3500 block of Wedgworth Road South after a woman called 9-1-1 to report her adult son was armed with a knife.
First-arriving officers observed the subject armed with a machete-style knife, police say. Officers gave multiple verbal commands to the suspect to drop the knife, but he refused.
The suspect presented the officers with a deadly threat, causing two officers to fire their weapons in response, striking the suspect.
Despite medical aid rendered at the scene, he was pronounced deceased.
The incident remains under investigation.