HUNTSVILLE, Texas – A Huntsville police officer shot a man who refused to put down a hatchet, police said.
The man was carrying the ax outside a Walmart in the 100 block of I-45 Friday night when police arrived and would not drop it, according to the Huntsville Police Department.
When the man continued to move toward them, they used a Taser on him but to avail.
Police said an officer who claimed to be in fear of his life then shot the man.
The man was taken to a local hospital.
The Texas Rangers are helping in the investigation.