Forest Hill police fatally shoot man accused of stabbing woman to death outside store

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A man accused of stabbing a woman to death outside a Forest Hill convenience store was fatally shot by police officers Wednesday morning, according to the Forest Hill Police Department.

The man and woman were in critical condition immediately following the incident and were taken to a local hospital, according to a MedStar spokesman. Police said they later died.

No officers were injured in the incident.

The shooting was reported just after 5 a.m. near a QuikTrip gas station at 6549 Wichita St., near Interstate 20.

When they arrived, officers began giving first aid to the female victim in the parking lot. Officers found the armed suspect in a nearby creek and he did not comply with orders to drop the knife, police said.

The man tried to hurt himself with the knife, and officers fired beanbag rounds at him, police said. The man then turned toward an officer while still holding his knife and officers shot at him, police said.

Police didn’t say how many officers fired their guns or how many times the man was shot.

The man and woman who died haven’t been identified. Their names will be released by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office after their next of kin have been notified.

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The Texas Rangers are investigating the shooting. The Rangers did not respond to a request for comment Wednesday.

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