The Corpus Christi Police Department has placed officers on administrative leave following the fatal shooting of a man who came at them with a knife.
Officers were called to a home on Concord Street for a drug overdose early Monday morning. A woman warned officers that "if cops show up, he will stab."
A 49-year-old man with a knife confronted the officers. They used a taser in an attempt to get him under control, but that did not work.
An officer then fired his weapon, striking the suspect in the torso. The suspect died at the hospital.
Corpus Christi PD allowed reporters to watch body cam video of the shooting, but the footage will not be shown to the public at this time.
In the video, the suspect can be heard telling the officers to "shoot me." As investigators stated, the officers repeatedly told the man to put down the knife before they used a taser, but the electric shock did not stop him.
The officers involved were placed on Administrative Duty, as per policy pending the investigation. None of the officers were injured. This is an ongoing investigation.
CCPD is providing an update to the media on the shooting this morning. Reporters will be allowed to view video of the incident, but it will not be shared with the public at this time.
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