On July 31, 2015, a Fort Worth police officer—a veteran who had been on the force for 23 years, but has yet to be identified—shot an armed suspect near West 5th and Houston Streets in Fort Worth, Texas. According to news reports, the police officer has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.
Police Break Up Fight
The shooting was preceded by officers responding to a fight between two men around 1:30 a.m. Both men were instructed by officers to stop fighting, and to put up their hands. One man, who has been identified as Phillip Vallejo, had a handgun. According to officers’ statements, Vallejo was instructed to put down his weapon, but did not. Thinking that Vallejo may