HPD: 1 dead in officer-involved shooting in SE Houston

HOUSTON - A man is dead after an officer-involved shooting in southeast Houston, police said.

The shooting happened at around 1:30 p.m. Monday in the 6400 block of Belarbor and South Wayside.

Police said a couple of men were at a convenience store passing what they believe were phony bills, when one of them showed a gun. Officers were called to the scene and followed the vehicle.

Houston police said officers pulled over the suspect's vehicle. One of the men got out of the car and took off running.

Police say an officer pursued the suspect on foot and saw the suspect with a gun in his right hand attempt to jump over a wooden fence in the backyard. The suspect then turned and pointed the gun toward the officer, police say. That's when the officer fired his weapon.

The suspect was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he died. His identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

The other two men were taken into police custody.

The officer who fired his weapon is a seven-year HPD veteran and was not injured in this incident.

As is customary in HPD officer-involved shooting incidents in the city limits, this case is being investigated by the HPD Homicide and Internal Affairs Divisions, as well as the Harris County District Attorney's Office.

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