Man Shot By Texas Officers After Pointing A Shotgun At Them
KWTX reported from the Associated Press that a 34-year-old man was shot by authorities in the North Texas area on Saturday.
Grand Prairie authorities identified the man as Daniel Benitez, and the injuries he suffered from the shooting aren't life threatening.
A statement from the Grand Prairie Police Department said, "Officers were dispatched early Saturday in regards to a person with a weapon at a Grand Prairie residence, where Benitez came out of the home holding a shotgun and a child."
Authorities also said, "The child was released to police uninjured and the man went back into the residence, then came out pointing the firearm at police. The officers fired their weapons, hitting Benitez."
The Grand Prairie Police Department said that a witness told authorities that Benitez was prepared to commit "suicide by cop." There weren't details released about how many authorities opened fire at Benitez.