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Man Allegedly Wielding Machete Shot by Police

Crime

Fort Worth Police Unit | NBC DFW

Two Fort Worth police officers shot and killed a man who was allegedly waving a machete at them from the front porch of a house on Sunday.

“The suspect presented the officers with a deadly threat,” police said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The two officers fired their guns in response, killing 37-year-old Robert Bradshaw.

At about 5:45 p.m., a woman called 911 to report that her son was at her home in the 3500 block of Wedgworth Road South and might be carrying a knife. Police claimed that when patrol officers arrived, they observed Bradshaw holding a large knife and ordered him to put it down.

The Fort Worth Police Department has not provided any details about the nature of the “deadly threat” or whether officers attempted to negotiate with the suspect before shooting him.

Bradshaw received medical aid after he was shot, but he died at the scene. No one else was injured in the incident, according to police.

Last November, Fort Worth Police shot and killed a suspect as he allegedly immediately began firing shots at them at a gas station. The officers fired back, striking the suspect, and immediately began life-saving measures on the suspect until paramedics arrived, as reported by The Dallas Express.

The violence in Fort Worth comes at the same time as a widespread crime wave in Dallas, where the city council and other political leaders have chosen not to prioritize law enforcement or public safety.

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