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Government North Texas police: Officer fatally shoots murder suspect of Fort Worth businesswoman

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GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (AP) — Police say a North Texas officer responding to a disturbance call fatally shot a suspect later identified as a man charged in the December death of his girlfriend.

Grand Prairie police Detective Mark Beseda on Saturday said 30-year-old Joshua Henry faced a murder charge in Tarrant County. Records show Henry was free on $100,000 bond in the fatal shooting of Nicole Blahitka of Fort Worth. Blahitka was director and partner of Lon Smith Roofing Company.

Beseda says an officer Friday night responded to a disturbance call from a person reporting a male relative destroying property. Beseda says an officer arrived, the suspect became belligerent and the two had a physical altercation.

Beseda says the officer shot the suspect once. The suspect died at a hospital.

Police didn’t immediate say when they identified Henry.

The officer was put on administrative leave.


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