Man Armed With a Knife Shot Dead by VA Hospital Police

(WFAA)

Dallas (WBAP/KLIF) – A reported psychiatric patient who had gone to the Veteran’s Hospital in Dallas for treatment last night wound up dead at the hands of the VA hospital police.

Dallas Police say the victim entered the hospital holding a knife and was shot when hospital police tried to disarm him.

Around 10:22 p.m., Dallas police officers were dispatched to the shooting call at hospital on Lancaster Road.

According to the VA Hospital Police officers, at some point during their interaction with him, the subject started to walk off and VA Hospital police officers followed and tried to disarm the subject. According to those officers, their attempts were unsuccessful and they discharged their duty weapons striking the subject.

The individual was transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries. Dallas Police were not involved in the shooting incident however, the investigation of the shooting is being conducted by the Dallas Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit.

(Copyright 2019 WBAP/KLIF 24/7 News)

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