Texas police fatally shoot 18-year-old, incident in dispute

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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Fort Worth police have shot and killed an 18-year-old man who they say was a person of interest in a homicide investigation.

Sgt. Chris Daniels says preliminary information indicates that at least one officer shot the man around 5:45 p.m. Wednesday after he ran away and then "displayed" a handgun toward police.

A lawyer for his family identified the dead man as Amari Malone and disputed that he was armed.

Attorney Lee Merrit says three witnesses told him Malone did not have a gun and that security camera footage of the shooting offers no evidence that he pointed one at police. Merritt says Malone was black and shot once in the back.

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Police have scheduled a Thursday afternoon news conference.

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