Man whom Texas officers killed fired handgun

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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Authorities in Fort Worth say evidence shows that an aggravated assault suspect shot and killed by officers had fired a handgun found with him.

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In a statement police say three officers shot the 20-year-old male suspect Sunday afternoon when he "made an overt action placing the officers in fear for their lives."

It was only after the handgun found with him was examined that investigators concluded it had been fired.

The three officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave while the shooting is under investigation.

Hundreds of people gathered at the scene to protest following the shooting.

Debbie Walker, who described herself as an activist, said the protesters want answers as soon as possible.

City Councilwoman Gyna Bivens told the crowd there would be a thorough investigation.

Police Sgt. Chris Daniels says that since the investigation is ongoing.