HPD officer shoots, kills man in southeast Houston

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on May 5, 2014 at 9:48 PM

HOUSTON – A man was shot and killed by an HPD officer Monday afternoon in southeast Houston.

The incident happened in the 6600 block of Belarbor Street.

A man with a gun was reported at a convenience store.

A police officer reportedly told three men in a silver Chevy Cobalt to “stay there.” One man jumped out of the car and appeared to have a gun. He ran into the backyard of a residence with an officer in pursuit on foot.

“He tried to climb a back fence,” said HPD spokesman Victor Senties. “He jumped down and turned toward the officer and pointed his weapon toward the officer’s direction.”

The officer fired twice and the suspect was pronounced dead at Ben Taub Hospital.

A handgun was found in the backyard, and the other two men were in police custody.

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