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Man Shot by Local Police After Allegedly Raising Rifle

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Fort Worth Police Uniform Patch | Image by NBC DFW

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Fort Worth Police shot a 39-year-old man after he allegedly raised a rifle and pointed it at them.

On August 21, police were called to the 1200 block of Vincent Street regarding a man threatening to kill himself with a shotgun.

The man tried to shoot himself, police claimed, but there was no ammunition in the firearm.

When officers arrived on the scene, a woman could be heard from the apartment yelling, “don’t do it, don’t do it,” police said.

Police then kicked the door in and confronted the man, whom police said was actually holding a semi-automatic rifle with a collapsible stock and an extended magazine.

Officers then told the man to drop the gun.

The man instead raised the rifle and pointed it at the officers while walking in their direction.

Police then fired at the man, striking him multiple times.

The identity of the man is not currently known.

He was transported to John Peter Smith Hospital, according to reports. His condition is unknown.

Police reports also said the man was possibly bipolar.

If you or a loved one are experiencing a crisis, call 988, the new, three-digit shortcut that will direct callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

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