Man with shotgun killed by officers in Denton County, Texas

LANTANA, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have been asked to investigate after a man was killed in a deputy-involved shooting in Denton County Saturday morning.

Fox 4 News reports the shooting occurred at 7:30 a.m. Saturday in Lantana, which is about 45 miles (72 kilometers) north of Dallas.

Denton County Sheriff Tracy Murphree says a 61-year-old man was pronounced dead. No deputies were injured.

The Denton County Sheriff’s Office says a 911 caller stated that the man was threatening people inside a home with a shotgun while looking for someone.

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The sheriff’s office says both of the responding deputies fired after the man raised and pointed his shotgun.

The Denton County Sheriff’s Office did not immediately respond to a request from The Associated Press for additional comment.

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