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As seen in the Waco Tribune-Herald, February 9, 2021

Court records: Man shot by Lacy Lakeview officer had mental illness history

The man shot and killed by a Lacy Lakeview officer Sunday has been identified as Dustin Demaurean Powell, a 34-year-old Lacy Lakeview resident who a court-appointed psychologist had previously recognized as needing treatment for schizophrenia.

Powell, who is Black, was shot once in the chest by officer Thomas Beasley on Sunday morning after Powell ignored numerous commands to drop a hatchet and stop advancing toward the officer, Lacy Lakeview Police Chief John Truehitt said Tuesday.

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Court records: Man shot by Lacy Lakeview officer had mental illness history