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Suspect dead after officer-involved shooting in Rosenberg

Chief Jonathan White said the scene is secure, and there is no threat to the public.

ROSENBERG, Texas — Police are investigating after a suspect died following an officer-involved shooting Friday night in Rosenberg.

Police responded to the scene around 6:15 p.m. Friday in the 1700 block of the 8th Street. Officers received calls about a man shooting at individuals at a laundromat. Witnesses told police the man fired several rounds from his handgun and threatened to kill each of them.

When officers arrived, they saw a man matching the description given from witnesses on the calls shooting a gun in the air and at certain people.

Rosenberg Police Chief Jonathan White said officers noticed the man had a weapon and immediately began giving verbal commands, asking him to drop it. Chief White said officers asked several times for him to drop the weapon, but he did not. Officers then shot and struck the suspect, Chief White said.

Police immediately rendered aid, and the suspect was transported to hospital where he later died.

Chief White said no one else was injured in the shooting.

Police identified the suspect as Tory Casey, 41, of Rosenberg.

Police believe the shooting may have stemmed from an argument he had with his girlfriend in the laundromat.

Chief White has asked the Texas Rangers and the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office to conduct an investigation. The officers involved in the incident will be placed on administrative leave, per normal procedure, Chief White said.

"We are saddened by the events of this incident and our thoughts and prayers go out to all involved," the Rosenberg Police Department said in a statement. "We are thankful many lives were not lost as a result of this unprovoked violence."

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