An investigation is underway in Fort Worth Tuesday after police officers shot and killed a man while responding to a residential burglary alarm.
Officers were called to 409 Havenwood Lane shortly before 1 a.m. Tuesday for the burglary call.
When officers arrived, they said they were confronted by a man armed with a handgun and, fearing for their safety, fatally shot him, police said.
Former Fort Worth city councilwoman Becky Haskin lives in the neighborhood and told NBC 5 that shortly after 1 a.m. she heard five gunshots. She said she immediately went to the scene, saw officers looking for bullet casings and learned that it was her neighbor, identified by the Tarrant County medical examiner as 72-year-old Jerry Waller, who had been shot and killed.
Haskin said she has power-of-attorney for the woman who lives at the home where the alarm went off and that the alarm was triggered accidentally. Haskin said there was never any burglar and that the shooting is a "tragic accident."
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