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Chief: Texas police shoot man who was firing gun in home

Added 05-10-21 04:03:02pm EST - “Officers in a Dallas suburb fatally shot a man who was firing a gun in a home Monday, hours after he was released from a hospital where his mental health had been evaluated, a police chief said.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Chief: Texas police shoot man who was firing gun in home”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

LANCASTER, Texas (AP) - Officers in a Dallas suburb fatally shot a man who was firing a gun in a home Monday, hours after he was released from a hospital where his mental health had been evaluated, a police chief said.

Lancaster police Chief Samuel Urbanski said officers were dispatched to a home Sunday night after receiving a report that a man was refusing to let a woman leave. They took the man to a hospital for evaluation and he was later released, Urbanski said during a Monday news conference.

On Monday morning, police in the city about 16 miles (26 kilometers) south of downtown Dallas received a report of a shooting and arrived to find the same man firing a gun in a different home occupied by a woman and two children, Urbanski said.

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The chief said officers “engaged” and fatally wounded the man, who was later pronounced dead at a hospital. He said the other people in the home were not injured, but did not identify them nor say whether it was the same woman from the Sunday call.

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