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An Off-Duty Police Officer Shot and Killed an Unarmed Man in Oak Cliff Last Night

Off-duty Dallas police officer Antonio Hudson shot and killed Andrew Scott Gaynier, who was unarmed, in an Oak Cliff street on Sunday night after the Gaynier apparently charged the officer, according to police.

A little after 6 p.m., Hudson responded to a 911 dispatch about a man "walking up and down the street making lewd comments to females," according to a police statement. The officer drove to the location and found Gaynier, who fit dispatch's description.

According to police, Hudson saw Gaynier try to get into a moving vehicle with a family inside. "The officer made contact with the suspect out of concern for the safety of the family," police said. "The officer gave loud verbal commands, but the suspect refused to comply."

WFAA reports, using an unnamed source, that the man shouted "Shoot me!" twice, made a "war cry" and then "rushed" the officer. The same source told the station the officer shot the man four times, three times in the chest and once in the arm. Gaynier was pronounced dead at Methodist Hospital, according to police.

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Hudson, who was not injured, will be placed on administrative leave.

Beyond the statement they released, police declined to comment specifically about the shooting. Send your story ideas to the author, Sky Chadde.

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