Man with shotgun killed by officers in Denton County

LANTANA, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have been asked to investigate after a man was killed in a deputy-involved shooting in Denton County in the United States (US) last Saturday morning.

Fox 4 News reports the shooting occurred at 7.30am last Saturday in Lantana, which is about 72 kilometres north of Dallas.

Denton County Sheriff Tracy Murphree said a 61-year-old man was pronounced dead. No deputies were injured.

The Denton County Sheriff’s Office said a 911 caller stated that the man was threatening people inside a home with a shotgun while looking for someone.

The sheriff’s office said both of the responding deputies fired after the man raised and pointed his shotgun.

The Denton County Sheriff’s Office did not immediately respond to a request from The Associated Press for additional comment.