Police shoot, kill armed man in SE Houston

Officials say the man pointed the gun at police

HOUSTON – A man who was carrying a gun is dead after an officer-involved shooting in southeast Houston.

According to Houston police, two officers were driving down Cullen Boulevard at Ward at 12:40 a.m. Saturday when they saw Alva Burnett Braziel, 38, in the middle of the street with a revolver pointed in the air.

The officers, Officers L. Lopez and E. Marcias stopped their vehicle, took cover behind the open doors and ordered Braziel to lay his weapon on the ground, police said.

A witness told Braziel to put the gun down, according to Houston police.

Officials said after repeated commands to drop the weapon and after pointing the gun at  Lopez and Marcias multiple times, they shot Braziel.

He died at the scene.

The officers were not hurt.