HOUSTON – Two people were killed after a domestic dispute between a man and his girlfriend at Deerbrook Mall, according to Humble Police Department.
A man and woman were arguing when the man pulled out a weapon on the woman in the parking lot of the Sears, police said. The incident escalated when the police arrived on the scene.
"He started running from the officer, a Good Samaritan saw the officer chasing him and attempted to help and tackle the suspect," said Humble Police Lieutenant Eric Squier.
Police said the suspect shot the Good Samaritan during the scuffle.
The two officers returned fired at the suspect. It is unclear how many shots were fired.
Both the suspect and the Good Samaritan were rushed to the hospital but died from their injuries.
"It's horrible anytime somebody tries to help, and this happens to them," Squier said. "They have a good heart and try and do the right thing, and it ends up costing them their life."
Humble PD is investigating the shooting. Both officers will be placed on administrative duty during the investigation.
This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.