- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 2, 2014

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) - Midland police say an officer has fatally shot a man who barricaded himself in his home for nearly four hours and swung a machete at officers who entered.

Midland County mental health officials conducted a welfare check on 49-year-old Rosendo Rodriquez on Monday and called police to report that he was acting aggressively. Officers tried to make contact with Rodriquez for hours before they entered the home and found him in the bathroom with the weapon.

Police say they shot Rodriquez with non-lethal beanbag rounds before he struck an officer with the dull side of the machete. An officer then fatally shot Rodriquez.

Sgt. Mitch Russell and Officer Sean Sharp have been placed on administrative leave while the Texas Rangers investigate.

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