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30-year-old man killed in Grand Prairie police shooting, authorities say

A man allegedly armed with a knife chased hotel security and police, according to authorities.

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas — Updated at 3:35 p.m. with additional details about the officers involved in the shooting. 

A 30-year-old man armed with a knife was shot overnight Wednesday by Grand Prairie police, a spokesperson said.

Authorities were called shortly after 1 a.m. to a Budget Suites on the 1000 block of North Highway 360, Mark Beseda, a spokesperson for Grand Prairie police, told WFAA.  

They had received multiple 911 calls about a man assaulting another person, and the man also allegedly chased a security guard with a knife, Beseeda said.

Beseda said officers attempted to deescalate the situation, but when the man allegedly threatened them with the knife, two officers fired shots. 

Authorities later identified him as Dewayne Bowman.

He was killed by the gunfire, officials said. No one else was injured in the incident.

Authorities said the man had been staying at the Budget Suites, which is an extended stay hotel.

Scarlett Delp has lived at the hotel for about six months and was there at the time of the shooting.

“I heard five shots and I went outside to see what happened,” she said.

She added that while for the most part, it’s a calm area, she plans to move after this incident. 

The officers involved in the shooting have been placed on routine administrative leave. 

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