Police officers fatally shot an armed man who opened fire inside a hospital room in Irving Wednesday night, police say.
It happened at about 8 p.m. inside a patient room in the emergency wing of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center.
A nurse went into a room to check on a patient and noticed he had a gun, prompting her to call for police, Irving police spokesman Robert Reeves said in a news conference outside of the hospital.
“It wasn’t a situation where she walked in and someone’s like, ‘oh, I accidentally brought my gun in here.’ That wouldn’t have been alarming, right? She’d been like, ‘Okay, well, we need to get that out of here.’ It was his behavior with the possession of that firearm that caused her concern, and that’s why she called the police department,” Reeves said.
A hospital police officer and an Irving police officer who was at the hospital on an unrelated call confronted the man. He shot one round at the officers, who fired back.
The 34-year-old man died from his injuries, Reeves said. His name was not released.
No one else was hurt, police said.
Meanwhile, Fort Worth police confirmed a shooting involving an officer Wednesday night in the 3100 block of Lackland Road. Check back for details.
Check back and refresh this page for the latest information. As details unfold, elements of this story may change.