Police officer kills man for approaching him with a spoon (video)By Mason White 3:50 PM December 17, 2014
By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A police officer is under investigation after shooting a man who was armed with a spoon, police in Texas said.
The Texas Rangers said that the officer fired his weapon and killed a burglary suspect.
Brent Lawing of the Texarkana Police Department, fatally shot 35-year-old Dennis Grigsby on Monday, after a homeowner called the police dispatcher to report a robbery.
When the officer arrived at the scene, the suspect was in the garage of the home. The officer confronted Grigsby in the dark garage of the house and shot him.
The officer told investigators that the suspect aggressively advanced toward him with a 7-inch long metal object that looked like a knife.
The officer ordered Grigsby to stop, but he ignored his pleas. After shooting Grigsby, the officer discovered that the object was a spoon.
The suspect’s mother, Evelyn Grigsby, said that she and her son lived across the street from the house and had a mental illness.