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DPS trooper fatally shoots armed robbery suspect, officials say

Police said the suspect, who was alone in his vehicle, displayed a firearm, and officers shot the suspect.

HOUSTON — Texas DPS says an armed robbery suspect died after an officer fatally shot him Friday night in northwest Houston.

The incident happened around 7:40 p.m. Friday in the 8000 block of Antoine. Officials said officers saw the suspect rob a Metro PCS store and tried to find a safe place to arrest him.

Police said the suspect, who was alone in his vehicle, displayed a firearm, and officers shot the suspect. They immediately rendered first aid to the suspect as EMS was called, police said.

The suspect died at the scene. Authorities said he was wanted for several other armed robberies.

Texas DPS, Houston Police and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office are investigating.