Texas police: Officer fatally shot meat cleaver-wielding man

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Published: Jan. 22, 2020 at 1:02 PM CST
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North Texas police say one of its officers shot and killed a meat cleaver-wielding man who authorities said stabbed an officer after being shot with a stun gun.

A roommate of the man reported that he was creating a disturbance about 3 a.m. Tuesday, wielding the cleaver and using a skillet to smash light fixtures in a corridor of their Denton apartment complex.

One officer was stabbed, and a stun gun failed to subdue the man.

When he continued to move toward the officers with the pan and cleaver, Denton police say that's when one of its officers shot the suspect.

They say the officer's wound isn't life-threatening.

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