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Man fatally shot by McKinney officers after charging at them with knife, police say

MCKINNEY, Texas — The Texas Rangers are conducting an investigation into a deadly shooting Monday night involving McKinney police, officials said.

The McKinney Police Department said its officers responded to the 700 block of Bumpass Street at about 8:15 p.m. after receiving a report of a man in a parking lot who was “making suicidal threats.”

According to a statement from McKinney Police, when police made contact with the man, identified as 37-year-old Sidney Dotson, he continued making threats and “ignored multiple commands to drop the weapons” as the responding officers attempted to deescalate the situation.

Police said Dotson then charged at officers with a knife he was carrying. Officers then shot Dotson and began providing “life-saving measures” until paramedics came to transport him to the hospital, police said.

Dotson was later pronounced dead.

No other information is available at this time.

1 Comment

  1. Eboni Arps says:

    This article is inaccurate and is telling a false story he was shot before he charged at the police he refused help from the police verbally he was nowhere near the officers when they shot him and he did not charge at them until AFTER they fired they’re weapon there is footage and your article is false on Al levels straight lies that’s not what happened

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