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Bedford, Texas News

Standoff in Bedford Ends in Fatal Shooting by Hurst Officer

At approximately 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, Bedford Police received notification that a stolen vehicle’s license plate was picked up by Flock cameras. Officers located the vehicle and its driver, who was in a local business. Upon attempting to make contact, the subject immediately fled the scene, carrying a firearm.

The subject stopped in the 2200 block of Central Drive and conveyed suicidal thoughts to officers. For several hours, officers attempted to deescalate the situation and persuade the subject to put the firearm down. Despite their efforts, negotiations were unsuccessful, and officers used non-lethal methods to subdue the subject. During the process, the subject tried to escape, and officers perceived a threat, leading a Hurst member of the Northeast Tarrant County SWAT team to shoot the suspect. The subject passed away en route to the hospital.

This incident is currently under investigation by the Bedford Police Criminal Investigations Division, in conjunction with the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office. The Hurst Police officer involved has been placed on administrative leave.

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