Police fatally shoot man who held frying pan, cleaver

Published: Jan. 21, 2020 at 8:18 PM CST
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Officials say a police officer in north Texas fatally shot a man at an apartment complex after the man refused to drop a frying pan and cleaver he was holding.

One officer was stabbed in the melee but officials say the injuries aren't life-threatening. The shooting happened early Tuesday at an apartment complex in Denton, about 35 miles north of Dallas.

Officials say several people called 911 to report that a man was knocking on doors and shattering light fixtures. Officials say a Denton police officer shot the man after he refused to drop the frying pan and cleaver.

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