HOUSTON – A Houston police officer shot a gun-wielding man Monday after the man shot and killed one person and brandished a weapon at a store, police said.
The shooting was reported about 2:20 p.m. near the intersection of North Main and East 43rd streets.
According to Houston police Executive Assistant Chief Troy Finner, the man shot and killed a person in the 8500 block of North Main Street before walking into a nearby convenience store and brandishing his gun.
Finner said that an officer responded to the scene and the man began shooting at the officer. He said the officer returned fire and hit the armed man. He said the officer was not injured and the man was taken to a hospital for treatment. He said the man was listed in critical condition.
Finner said investigators are trying to determine if the man knew the person who was shot and killed.
The man who was shot by the officer has not yet been identified.
Finner said the officer involved in the shooting has been placed on administrative duties, which is standard practice.