Even though Damon Bacy was found stabbing a woman, his father doesn’t believe that Fort Worth police officers had to fatally shoot him.
Reginald Byrd, 55, said Monday that it shouldn’t have taken several officers to stop his 37-year-old son, who had been out of prison for three years for killing a man in the 1990s.
“You could use a stun gun,” Byrd said. “They could have shot him in the leg.”
Police said they had to force their way into the apartment on Sunday morning. Inside, they saw a man “viciously” stabbing a woman with a large knife and fired to stop him, according to a news release.
The man’s father said his son had been taking anxiety medications since he was released from prison.
“I know my son,” Reginald Byrd said. “Something had to have happened to him.”
-- Bill Miller