HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — A Harris County Sheriff's Office sergeant on Friday shot and killed a suspect he was taking into custody after the suspect allegedly took the sergeant's Taser, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said in a Tweet.
Gonzalez said the suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to HCSO, the incident started after the suspect was allegedly shoplifting at a Dollar General located on FM 1960. They said a deputy, the sergeant, saw the man leaving the store and when he caught up with the suspect, a fight ensued.
During the fight, the suspect allegedly grabbed the deputy's Taser. HCSO said the deputy responded by pulling out his weapon and shooting the suspect.
The deputy was not injured.
HCSO said the deputy is a 15-year veteran of the sheriff's office and assigned to patrol.
An investigation into the shooting is underway. According to Gonzalez, the Harris County District Attorney's Office and the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences will be involved in the investigation.
This is a developing story that will be updated as more information becomes available.