A armed man who was shot and killed by police in Texas last week had just two days earlier been detained on assault and weapons-related charges, according to authorities.
The guy who Richland Hills police officers shot and killed on Friday was revealed to be Darrel Glen Hood, 32, by the medical examiner.
Hood was taken into custody on Wednesday on suspicion of assault and weaponry. Just after midnight on Friday, according to FOX 4 News Dallas, he was released on bond.
Later that day, he was apparently shooting a gun on the street. According to a news statement, the man rose and aimed a semi-automatic gun at the police.
“Like a man with no shirt, no shoes, running up the street firing with a firing arm,” neighbor Stacy Reddy said.
The local Fox station looked up Hood’s criminal background and found some misdemeanours and credit card fraud.
For aggravated assault with a lethal weapon, carrying a pistol without a licence, and marijuana possession, Fort Worth police had detained him two days earlier.
“Neighbors tell FOX 4 that Hood lived in an RV in the driveway of a newly remodeled home. Some say he had been displaying odd behavior lately,” the TV station reports.
The block commander of the neighbourhood watch, Reddy, claimed, “I know he did walk around multiple times at night wearing a mask.” I only he had made wiser decisions.
No cops were hurt in this event, and no other injuries were mentioned.
The investigation into the officer-involved shooting is being handled by the Texas Rangers.