Man Kills Himself as Police Attempted to Subdue

Man Kills Himself as Police Attempted to Subdue
December 04, 2018

An attempt by the Belton Police Department to apprehend a man wanted for an aggravated assault that occurred over the weekend ended with the man taking his own life today.

At about 11:51 a.m. Belton police located the man walking near the 700 block of 2nd Avenue. The individual, whom police believed to be armed, refused repeated requests to stop and talk about the weekend incident. As police continued to follow behind the man on foot, a Belton detective in an unmarked unit pulled in front of the man in the 500 block of 2nd Avenue, in front of the Bell County Annex parking lot. The man walked across the street while reaching into his waistband.  

The detective pursued on foot and grabbed the man from behind in an attempt to subdue him. During the brief struggle, the man pulled a gun out of his waistband shot himself in the head.

The name of the man is being withheld to allow notification of next of kin.