Fatal police shooting under investigation in Texas

Patrick Warren Sr. was shot dead by a police officer after his family called the city’s mental health hotline for help.
1:34 | 01/17/21

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police-involved shooting in Killeen, Texas. The family of Patrick Warren called the mental health hot line for help. A police officer was the only one the show up. Moments later he shot him as his wife, mother, and son watch in the horror. Dad, sit down. Sit down! Reporter: Tonight, a call for help in Texas that turned deadly, captured on video in front of a man's mom, wife and sons. No, I told you don't use a gun! I told you! Reporter: 52-year-old Patrick Warren in need of mental health assistance, shot and killed by a Killeen police officer. This is one of the worst police-officer involved shootings I have ever seen. Reporter: The family says this was not the first time they called for help for him. The day before, the police department had sent a mental health resource officer, but this time it was a policeman. You can see this officer, Reynaldo Contreras, walking into the house, then stepping out. Warren walks toward the officer, waving his arms in the air. Hey, do not shoot him! Hey, do not shoot him! Reporter: Then, the sounds of a stun device. Followed by gunfire. Three shots. In my mind it's just like, wow, this is really happening right now. They just shot my father. The family says Warren, who had lost his job during the pandemic was unarmed. Reporter: The department says there are, quote, many more facts in this case that are not publicly available at this time. They've placed the officer on paid administrative leave while they investigate. Tom? A sad story all around. Okay, elwyn, thank you.

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