A man was fatally shot in Grand Praire, Texas, after officers said that he reached for a gun as they tried to arrest him.
On Wednesday, close to 3:30 p.m., officers performed a welfare check at a home in the 2200 block of Sara Jane Parkway. A woman had stated that her daughter’s safety may have been in danger. This was because Romayne Manuel, a 31-year-old from Dallas, had come to her home. She said that he had been a part of a domestic violence assault the night before.
The woman added that Manuel had come in the same stolen car that he had taken in the prior incident. She was afraid for her daughter because she wasn’t answering her phone, police say.
When officers arrived to the location, they found Manuel and attempted to arrest him. However, he ran toward his vehicle. Police say that they initially attempted to subdue and tase Manuel but were unsuccessful.
Authorities say that he opened the door to his car and retrieved a gun. An officer shot Manuel, and he was declared deceased on the scene. Police also said that the gun was recovered from Manuel’s hands and will be submitted for evidence.
The officer who shot Manuel suffered minor wounds that were treated before he was released from the scene. All of the officers connected to the shooting have been put on administrative leave per department guidelines.
An investigation is continuing.