PEARLAND (AP) — Houston-area police responding to reports of gunfire in a business parking lot have fatally shot a suspect after authorities say he pointed a firearm toward an officer.
A Pearland police statement says 55-year-old Able Guzman was shot Tuesday and died at a hospital.
Officers in Pearland, about 20 miles south of Houston, were dispatched on a report about a firearm discharged in the parking lot of a Walmart. Authorities say officers made contact with the suspect and that he had been displaying a firearm.
Pearland police say officers attempted to speak to the man when he raised the gun at an officer — then officers opened fire, striking Guzman.
Police didn’t immediately release additional details about the investigation.