Officer Involved Shooting on Page Street Leaves Man Dead

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Texarkana, Texas | On December 15, 2014 at approximately 2:00 am, Texarkana Texas Police Department responded to a burglary in progress call where the suspect was inside the garage of a residence near the 2700 block of Page Street, stated TTPD spokesman Aaron Brower. The resident advised dispatch that the suspect was using some sort of tool to break out a window to gain entry in to the residence. An officer arrived on scene and approached the residence’s garage, which had a large tarp covering the entry. When the officer entered the garage he found the suspect inside. The suspect then came toward the officer in an aggressive manner with a metal object in his hand. The officer ordered the man to stop, but he continued toward the officer. The officer fired one shot, which struck the suspect in the chest, stated Brower.

Dennis Grigsby, 35, of Texarkana, Texas was taken to St. Michael Hospital where he later died. His body has been sent to the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Science for an autopsy, stated Brower.

Texarkana Texas Police Department has called the Texas Rangers to investigate this incident. The officer has been placed on Administrative leave till the investigation is done, stated Brower.

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