the republic logo

Dallas police kill 38-year-old man armed with a screwdriver after confrontation at his home

Share/Save/Bookmark

DALLAS — Dallas police have shot and killed a 38-year-old man who was armed with a screwdriver.

Deputy Police Chief Gil Garza says Jason Harrison was killed Saturday during a confrontation with police responding to a report that he needed to be hospitalized to treat bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

The Dallas Morning News reports Sunday (http://bit.ly/1y4vYfo) that Harrison came out of his home carrying a screwdriver and became aggressive when officers told him to drop the tool. Both officers drew their guns and shot Harrison.

Garza says it was a "very, very, very brief altercation" and the "officers were protecting themselves."

The officers' names have not been released.

Garza says the officers have been placed on administrative leave as is routine in such shootings. Police are reviewing video footage of the incident.


Information from: The Dallas Morning News, http://www.dallasnews.com

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

All comments are moderated before posting. Your email address must be verified with Disqus in order for your comment to appear.
View our commenting guidelines and FAQ's here.

Story copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Category:

Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2014 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.