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A 26-year-old Groesbeck man wielding a knife was shot by a Teague Police Officer Friday evening, February 8th as he reportedly charged toward another TPD Officer answering a disturbance call at 1303 China Street in Teague.

Shot in the left arm and stomach area was Eric Jarvis, who was treated at the scene by Teague EMS personnel then air-flighted to Scott and White Hospital in Temple where he was listed in stable condition, according to Teague Chief of Police Dennis Cox. The Texas Rangers were called in by the Teague Police Department and have taken over the investigation of the case.

A press release issued by Chief Cox reports that officers responded to a disturbance call at 1303 China Street at approximately 6:55 p.m. and when officers arrived there were several subjects outside in the front yard. Officers reportedly contacted a white female who told them she had a knife and when officers told her to place the knife on the ground she did comply and put the knife on the ground.

The press release says a white male subject identified as Eric Jarvis, who was part of the disturbance, was contacted and when officers asked him to walk to the front of a patrol car, Jarvis pulled a knife out of his pocket and swung it at an officer.

Officers then reportedly started telling Jarvis to drop the knife at which time he put the knife to his neck and was telling officers to shoot him. The press release goes on to say officers continued telling Jarvis to drop the knife. Jarvis pulled the knife down from his neck and started to charge at Officer Foree. As Jarvis charged at Officer Foree, Officer Martin discharged his weapon and struck Jarvis in the left arm and stomach area.

The press release adds that Jarvis then walked over to some steps and sat down. The officers then removed the knife from Jarvis and called for medical attention.

Additional information about the investigation will be reported as it becomes available from the Texas Rangers.

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