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Texas Cop Kills Mentally Ill Man Carrying Spoon

| by Michael Allen

A police officer in Texarkana, Texas, reportedly killed a suspected burglar who was armed with a spoon on Monday.

According to KWTX, the Texas Rangers have launched an investigation into the incident, which began when a homeowner called 911 over an alleged break-in.

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A police officer arrived at the home, walked into a dimly lit garage and confronted Dennis Grigsby, 35, who came towards the cop with a 7-inch metal object, according to the Texarkana Police Department, noted the Associated Press.

The officer claimed he thought the object was a knife and fatally shot Grigsby. The officer also claimed that Grigsby didn't obey his order to stop.

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Grigsby's mother, who lives across the street, said that her son was suffering from mental illness.

Sources: Associated Press, KWTX / Image Credit: Albertyanks Albert Jankowski