The Parker County District Attorney’s Office confirmed the reportedly suicidal man who was shot multiple times by police at a Weatherford residence late Friday is Brian Durant.
According to police, Durant contacted several family members and threatened to kill himself.
Shortly after 10:30 p.m., authorities were led on a vehicle pursuit from the Lowe’s parking lot at Weatherford Marketplace to the residence of one of Durant’s family members near the Clear Lake housing addition.
After the man exited his vehicle outside the residence, officers followed him through a gate and resumed efforts to convince Durant to relinquish his weapon, according to a police statement.
“However, shortly before midnight, those negotiations broke down, which resulted in the suspect raising his weapon and pointing it at an officer on the scene,” a release stated. “Officers returned fire and the suspect was struck several times.”
The shooting victim was reported in critical condition Saturday afternoon. His condition was unknown Monday. Police confirmed no officers were injured in the shooting.
Authorities declined to provide the physical address of the residence where the incident took place.
Phone calls to Texas Ranger Sgt. Anthony Bradford’s office, who authorities have said is leading the investigation, were not returned Monday morning.
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