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Police Shooting

The City of Fort Worth, Texas, is not liable for the death of a 72-year-old man who was shot and killed by city police officers in his own home, a federal court in Texas ruled. While responding to a burglary alarm at a house across the street, the officers mistakenly responded to the man’s house and, thinking he was being burglarized, he took his gun to his garage to investigate.

FORT WORTH, Texas — The city of Fort Worth, Texas, is not liable for the death of a 72-year-old man who was shot and killed by city police officers in his own home, a federal court in Texas ruled. While responding to a burglary alarm at a house across the street, the officers mistakenly responded to the man’s house and, thinking he was being burglarized, he took his gun to his garage to investigate. 

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