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Killeen PD, Texas Rangers investigating after man shot and killed by officer during psychiatric call

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Posted at 10:36 PM, Jan 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-10 23:42:40-05

KILLEEN, TX — The Killeen Police Department and the Texas Rangers are investigating after a man was shot and killed by an officer during a psychiatric call.

Around 5:29 p.m on Sunday, January 10, officers with the Killeen Police Department were dispatched to the 1600 block of Carrollton Avenue for a 911 call in reference to a psychiatric call.

When an officer arrived, he encountered an "emotionally distressed man."

According to the department, the officer initially used his "conducted energy weapon," which was ineffective. The officer then discharged his duty weapon during the encounter, striking the subject.

The man was transported by paramedics to the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center and later succumbed to his injuries. He was pronounced dead by medical personnel and Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke.

The Killeen Police Department Criminal Investigation Division and the Texas Rangers responded to the scene, and an investigation is ongoing.

The Texas Rangers are taking the lead for the investigation.

Per protocol, the officer has been placed on administrative leave.