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Investigators Are Looking Into Details of Deadly Officer-Involved Shooting

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Houston police are saying that the man who one of their officers allegedly shot dead Monday afternoon pointed a gun at the officer just after the suspect was attempting to jump a wooden fence to escape.

The shooting by the 7-year HPD veteran is under investigation.

The incident began Monday afternoon when police got a call about a group of men trying to use counterfeit bills, according to reports. Police said they were told one of the suspects riding inside a silver Chevrolet Cobalt with two other people was armed.

Police said the officers tried to pull the driver over on Belarbor Street, and told the suspects to stay inside the vehicle. One of the men, allegedly got out of the Chevy and ran for a nearby backyard. The officer gave chase which is when the police said the suspect's gun was pointed at him and the officer fired, striking the suspect.

The unidentified man was pronounced dead at Ben Taub General Hospital. His identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences, police said.

The HPD Homicide and Internal Affairs Divisions, and the Harris County District Attorney's Office are investigating.

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