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Fatal Paris PD Officer Involved Shooting

Paris Police Chief Bob Hundley

Release by Paris PD Chief Bob Hundley

A patrol officer with the Paris Police Department initiated a traffic
stop in the 200-block of E. Sherman Street at 11:41 pm, January 23,
2020.

At first the driver of the vehicle refused to exit the vehicle and was
uncooperative. The initial officer asked for a backup unit.  A second
officer arrived and while talking with the driver, the driver exited
the vehicle and displayed two large knives in a threatening manner toward
the officers. After many commands to drop the weapons and not come
closer, the suspect started toward them and was shot.

The suspect was transported by EMS to a local hospital where he died.

The officers did not sustain any injuries. Both officers have been
placed on administrative leave and the Texas Rangers will investigate
the shooting.

The name of the deceased is not being released until family
notifications are complete.