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In Duncanville, Texas, a Request for a Welfare Check Results in an Alleged Police-Involved Shooting

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On Tuesday, March 20, 2018, in Duncanville, Texas, an officer-involved shooting occurred in the 200 block of Martin Luther Circle. Police officers with the Duncanville Police Department responded to a call for a welfare check from a family member concerned about a relative who lived inside the same home. At about 2 p.m., officers were at the address when an individual described by officers as a suspect was allegedly shot by an officer. The suspect was taken by ambulance to Methodist Medical Center, and the extent of the person’s injuries has not been disclosed. No names or further details in connection with the police-involved shooting have been released. No one else was injured, other than the suspect who was allegedly shot. Texas Rangers are investigating the incident.

In San Antonio, Texas, a request for a welfare check resulted in an alleged fatal police shooting on January 27, 2018. Kirsten Kloppe, age 43, called police, saying that she was being stalked and that someone was accessing her computer. Officers with the San Antonio Police Department went to her home. According to William McManus, San Antonio Police Chief, Kloppe allegedly pointed a firearm at officers and was shot by police. She was transported to University Hospital and died later.

Kloppe reportedly had a history of mental illness. When police officers responded to her call, they did not think her stalking claim was founded. The female officer who allegedly shot Kloppe was placed on administrative leave, and results of the investigation into the alleged fatal police-involved shooting have not been made public.

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