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Suspect fatally shot by Fort Worth police

1 year 1 month 3 weeks ago Monday, June 10 2019 Jun 10, 2019 June 10, 2019 6:53 AM June 10, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Fort Worth police say police fatally shot an armed assault suspect who fled on foot and then didn't comply with instructions to get out of a truck where he was hiding.

Hundreds of people gathered at the scene to protest following the Sunday afternoon shooting of the 20-year-old man, whose name hasn't been released. Debbie Walker, who described herself as an activist, said the protesters want answers as soon as possible. City Councilwoman Gyna Bivens told the crowd there would be a thorough investigation.

Police Sgt. Chris Daniels says that since the investigation is ongoing, he didn't have specific details on exactly what happened after the man wanted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon refused to get out of the truck.

Police say the suspect did have a handgun.

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