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Apr 24, 2023

Police Shoot Man Acting Disorderly in Gardenia Village

A man was shot by police in Gardenia Village on Sunday night after he allegedly became disorderly and then charged at police with a piece of board. Police information is that sometime around seven-thirty on Sunday night; they were summoned to the area, which is a shop, owned by relatives of the man, thirty-eight-year-old Wilford Dawson. There, they met him behaving disorderly and called for backup. Police say they tried to calm Dawson down, but that he picked up a piece of board and advanced menacingly towards them. Police claim they fired a warning shot. Even then, they allege, Dawson continued to swing the board at them and that’s when they shot him in the right ankle. Police transported Dawson to the K.H.M.H., where is listed in a stable condition. A police investigation is underway.

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