HARRIS COUNTY – One man is dead after being shot an off-duty Prairie View A&M police officer Saturday night in a parking lot in northwest Harris County.
According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, the officer was working a second job at the Walgreens on Veterans Memorial Drive and Antoine when he encountered a man known to write bad checks.
The officer approached the man, who then ran outside to his car, investigators said.
The officer attempted to use a stun weapon, but it failed, investigators said. The man then jumped in a black SUV and attempted to run down the deputy as he was leaving the parking lot.
The officer fired his handgun and struck the man while he was in the vehicle, investigators. The suspect died at the scene.