Police: Texas cop shoots man threatening clerk with knife


GARLAND, Texas (AP) — Police in a Dallas suburb say an officer shot and critically injured a man after a standoff in which the man held a store clerk at knife point and threatened to kill the clerk if officers did not kill him.

Garland police Lt. Pedro Barineau says officers responded to a call for an aggravated robbery at a store around 9:15 a.m.

They arrived to find 26-year-old Avery Norman standing behind the counter holding a knife.

Barineau says officers negotiated with Norman for 15 minutes before one shot him.

The clerk was not hurt. The officer is on paid leave. 

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