VICTORIA, Texas — Victoria police have released details of an officer-involved shooting Thursday that left one man in critical condition in an area hospital.

The Victoria Advocate reports that a family member of 55-year-old Walter Franklin called 911 to report that he was intoxicated and threatening the person, and he had fallen and needed medical attention.

Police responded about 7:40 p.m. and were able to help the family member leave the house. Police say attempts to de-escalate the situation with Franklin failed. They say he came out of the home with a shotgun that he pointed at police officers and fired several times after yelling that he wanted to harm someone and wanted to die.

An officer returned fire and struck Franklin. It was unclear how many times and where he was shot.


Information from: The Victoria Advocate, http://www.victoriaadvocate.com

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