Police said Thursday that a man shot dead by Fort Worth officers over the weekend ran over a woman before fleeing to his mother’s home on the other side of town.
Police have previously said Robert Bradshaw, 37, threatened the policemen’s life with a machete before they shot him on Saturday, but did not share information about what happened earlier in the day.
Around 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Bradshaw pushed a woman out of his car near the 7600 block of Osban Street, police chief Neil Noakes said in a video released by the department. According to Noakes, as the woman was running away, Bradshaw sped up and hit her before driving away.
In the video released by the police, the woman can be seen running down the street and into the courtyard of the house. A white car jumps over the curb and hits her.
According to Noakes, the woman was seriously injured. Fort Worth police did not immediately respond to questions about the woman’s relationship with Bradshaw or her current condition.
Around 5:45 p.m. Saturday, officers were sent to the 3500 block of Wedgeworth Road South, where a woman called for help and said she thought her son needed “psychological help,” adding that he might have a knife. .
The caller, who police said was Bradshaw’s mother, told dispatchers that her son was in the house with his parents and that she was “very scared.”
“I don’t want him to know I called,” she said in a recording released by police.
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According to Noakes, Bradshaw’s sister also called 911 and said he might have a knife and was a danger to people in the house and to himself.
Two Fort Worth officers who arrived at the house found Bradshaw standing inside with a knife in his right hand. In the footage, he can be heard yelling at the officers to stay out of the house while they tell him to put down his weapon.
One of the officers says “Get the stun gun” several times before Bradshaw rushes to the door. Then the officers can be heard opening fire.
“As the officers were devising a plan for one of the officers to use a stun gun to subdue Bradshaw, he attacked the officers holding a knife, causing both officers to fear for their lives and causing both officers to fire their pistols at him.” Noakes said.
Officers provided medical attention to Bradshaw until paramedics arrived. He was declared dead in the house.
According to Noakes, the two officers involved in the shooting were unaware of the incident that took place on Osban Street. The chief did not name the officers or say whether they were sent on leave.
The incident is still under investigation, police said.