• December 26, 2014

Killeen man still in critical condition after officer-involved shooting

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Posted: Monday, April 7, 2014 12:10 pm

A local man shot Friday during a confrontation with Killeen police officers remains unchanged, according to KPD officials.

A spokesperson for the department said Monday that the man, whom police have yet to identify, remains in critical condition at Scott & White Hospital in Temple.

The man was shot after Killeen police responded to a report of a suicidal man in the 4500 block of Golden Gate Drive at 11:38 a.m. Friday. When an officer attempted to speak with him, the man charged toward the officer wielding two knives, according to police.

The officer was forced to discharge his weapon, shooting the man. He  was immediately transported to Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center at Fort Hood after the shooting. He was later transferred to Scott & White.

The officer was placed on administrative leave, per KPD protocol, and his name was not released.

A close friend of the man told the Herald in an interview Friday that the man was a veteran who was struggling with “grief and depression” from not being able to find steady employment.

Read more in tomorrow's Killeen Daily Herald.

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