Officers Cleared in Denton Shooting

| May 20, 2018 | 20 Comments

Denton Tx

Jonn seems to be Winchester on Feel Good Stories today, so I found an update from an incident that occurred in Denton, Texas last March.

Police officers involved were cleared in the killing of Lawrence Shaw. Body-cam footage shows knife-brandishing Shaw advancing on the officers, ignoring their orders, and continuing his attack even after being tased twice.

Dallas Daily News Link

A Denton officer fatally shot a man who police said pulled out a knife and taunted officers before advancing toward them Monday afternoon.

Two officers were working on a vehicle crash report about 3:15 p.m. in their patrol car in the 2000 block of Spencer Street when a man approached the rear of their vehicle and began yelling at the officers, said Lt. Lonny Haschel with the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The officers got out to check on the man and saw him pull out a knife. He “taunted” the officers and started to walk away, he said.

The officers told the man to stop, but he ignored them and disappeared into a wooded area. When he reappeared from the trees, he was reportedly holding the knife again and being “very aggressive” toward the officers, Haschel said.

One officer used a Taser on the man, but he got up off the ground and threatened the officers again, he said.

When the man advanced, one officer fired his weapon, striking the man. The officers performed first aid and called for emergency services, but the man died at the scene.

The Tarrant County medical examiner’s office identified the man as 45-year-old Lawrence Shaw.

PCP is a hell of a drug. Caution, video is from the officer’s body-cam and depicts extreme violence.

Video Link- Caution Violence

Category: Police

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  1. SGT Fon says:

    thats some solid training that officer had, sorry he has to deal with shooting someone now but i am sure the world is a better place now because of what he did there…

  2. rgr769 says:

    If this wacko got within about another ten feet of the officer before he reacted and drew his pistol and pulled the trigger, the officer would have been the one needing a medic.

  3. 26Limabeans says:

    Good shoot.
    Crazy MF was going hurt someone.

  4. FatCircles0311 says:

    Boom. Headshot! 😂

  5. Sparks says:

    Who was it that used to post here on TAH that had the great comment of:

    “And the world is a better place, starting now.”

    I concur. No taxes spent, one less drug user, perhaps burglar, thief, robber and general drain on the system.

    The Officer did an excellent job of staying focused in a high stress situation. He maintained calm, control, proper distance, proper instructions and gave the ass hat every opportunity to stop. I hope he gets a citation for doing an exemplary job.

  6. Sapper3307 says:


  7. Tallywhagger says:

    You just can’t talk to some folks.

  8. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    The Officer did what he had to and the end result? One less goblin having to be fed, clothed and housed at taxpayer expense.

  9. E-6 type, 1 ea says:

    Ahh yes, hearts and minds. By that, of course, I mean two in the heart and one in the mind.

  10. Reaperman says:

    Every time ‘Denton’ comes up, the Shock Treatment Denton song starts up in my head, and there’s no stopping it until it completes. Damn you, home of happiness!

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