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Man Shot By Police Outside Dallas Airport Is Charged

Shawn Diamond, 29, is still in the hospital after being shot Friday after allegedly rushing toward police with rocks in each hand outside an airport.
Shawn Nicholas Diamond
Shawn Nicholas Diamond, who was shot by a police officer outside Dallas Love Field Friday, is seen in this photo from an earlier arrest.Carrollton Police Department

A man shot by police outside a Dallas airport Friday was charged with two counts related to the incident Saturday, a police spokesperson said.

Shawn Diamond, 29, was still hospitalized Saturday after being shot outside a baggage claim area at Dallas Love Field Airport, police said. He was charged with a count each of assault related to family violence and aggravated assault on a public servant.

Police said Diamond advanced at at a police officer in with a rock in each hand and made "a quick approach directly at the officer" before he was shot at around noon.

Surveillance video released by police shows a man identified as Diamond beating a car with a traffic cone before grabbing rocks and approaching the airport. Police said he struck his ex-girlfriend and the mother of his children, and described the events preceding the shooting as a domestic disturbance.

Witnesses reported that Diamond told police “you are going to have to shoot me,” police said.

The shooting sparked a panic that sent some people running through security lines without being screened, and resulted in everyone being rechecked, which caused flight delays, officials said.