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Suicide Considered in Fort Worth Shooting

Posted/updated on: June 15, 2019 at 7:48 am
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FORT WORTH — In a case with an East Texas connection, a man shot by police in Fort Worth may not have been killed by them after all. Fort Worth police have released body camera footage of officers fatally shooting the man, who ignored repeated police orders to drop his handgun. Police Chief Ed Kraus on Thursday showed reporters and community activists the video of the Sunday shooting of JaQuavion Slaton inside his truck. Slaton is seen with a handgun on the video, which also captures an officer shouting, “He’s reaching!” That’s when officers opened fire. It wasn’t clear what move officers determined was threatening. Also Thursday, the Tarrant County medical examiner said Slaton died of multiple gunshot wounds to the head and chest. He said one wound to the head was self-inflicted. Slaton had an outstanding arrest warrant for domestic violence and running from police at UT-Tyler in April.


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