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Man shot, wounded by Texas police

November 24, 2018

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a 34-year-old man was shot by police in North Texas after pointing a shotgun at officers.

Grand Prairie police on Saturday identified the man as Daniel Benitez and say he is expected to survive. A department statement says officers were dispatched early Saturday in regards to a person with a weapon at a Grand Prairie residence, where Benitez came out of the home holding a shotgun and a child.

Authorities say the child was released to police uninjured and the man went back into the residence, then came out pointing the firearm at police. The officers fired their weapons, hitting Benitez.

The department says witness told officers that Benitez intended to commit “suicide by cop.” The agency statement did not say how many officers opened fire.

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