Teen killed in officer-involved shooting after attempted carjacking in League City

By Cory McCord - Digital News Editor

LEAGUE CITY, Texas - An 18-year-old man was killed in an officer-involved shooting after an attempted carjacking in League City on Tuesday, according to authorities.

At about 5:20 p.m., police said, they responded to an attempted carjacking at the CVS in the 1200 block of League City Parkway. Authorities said the suspect was armed with a pipe.

After demanding a woman's keys to her vehicle, police said Alvaro Herrera, of Dickinson, struck her in the head with the pipe, according to authorities.

Herrera left the area on foot and a detailed description was given to authorities.

The investigation led police to a nearby neighborhood, Tuscan Lakes, where a person matching Herrera's description was located by a League City officer, authorities said.

As the officer attempted to detain Herrera in the 1600 block of Laslina Lane, Herrera attacked and attempted to disarm the officer, according to authorities.

An unknown number of shots were fired and Herrera was killed.

As a part of standard-operating procedure for the department, the officer involved in the shooting was placed on administrative leave.

The investigation is ongoing.

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