Woman found dead after Seagoville police kill suspect

A murder suspect was shot and killed when police say he charged at an officer with a fireplace poker and a bat. Sebastian Robertson reports.

SEAGOVILLE — Seagoville police responding to a disturbance call shot and killed a man early Saturday morning. They then discovered a woman dead inside a nearby home.

Investigators said a person who made a "horrific" call to 911 around 5 a.m. claimed he was committing a murder at an address in the 600 block of Fran Street. Police surrounded the residence.

"The suspect emerged from the home and charged aggressively at officers," Seagoville police Capt. Steve Davis said in a written statement. "This suspect was armed with a knife and blunt object."

Davis said one of the officers, a 26-year veteran of the department, "was forced to use deadly force." He was placed on routine administrative leave as the shooting is reviewed. His name was not provided.

The 50-year-old suspect, died later at a Dallas hospital. The woman who was killed, age 49, lived with the suspect. Police said the two "were involved in a romantic relationship." Their names were not released.

A white pickup truck in front of the residence was cordoned off by crime scene tape. 


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