FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A North Texas police officer has fatally shot a robbery suspect who was armed with a baseball bat and a screwdriver. Fort Worth police say two clerks escaped injury late Tuesday night at the store that caters to adult smokers. Police say one clerk managed to slip out and summon police. The second clerk then escaped and told arriving officers that the robber had a baseball bat and a screwdriver.
Fort Worth police say the suspect came out of the store, refused to drop his weapons and charged at officers. One officer opened fire, striking the man in the chest.
The suspect was pronounced dead at a hospital. His name wasn’t immediately released. The officer who fatally shot the suspect has been placed on administrative leave.