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A man is dead after being shot by an officer with the Killeen Police Department during an encounter on Sunday evening.

At approximately 5:29 p.m., officers were sent to the 1600 block of Carrollton Avenue in reference to a psychiatric call, according to a news release from KPD.

Upon the officer’s arrival, he encountered an emotionally distressed man. The officer initially used his conducted energy weapon, which was ineffective, and then discharged his duty weapon during the encounter, striking the subject, according to the news release.

The male was transported by paramedics to 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, being led by the Rangers, according to the release.

The officer will be placed on administrative leave.

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MeganM

*Unarmed black man murdered by police officer

There, I fixed your headline for you 🙃

Justice for all

This man was unarmed and at his home. The Police had been there 3 times in 2 days, so they were aware of the fact that he was having mental issues. It is not his fault the taser was not working Oh so let's shoot him. Also I would like to know why they took him to Darnell Army hospital when he had no military affiliation. Probably because you can not get any news out of Ft Hood, and to keep the press away. Where is the body cam footage?

fred44

Admittedly I don't know what the situation was, but it sure seems like a lot of people in some kind of mental distress are being killed by police all over the country. It seems like we should be able to do a lot better. I hope KDHNEWS will update this article with more detail.

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