MESQUITE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A man who allegedly struck a highway construction worker was shot and killed by officers in Mesquite early Saturday after they pursed him on I-635, police said.

Mesquite police said they responded to a call about assisting officers just before 1:45 a.m. Saturday morning. The officers in need of assistance were from the Jefferson and Seven Points police departments and were following a suspect on I-635.

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Mesquite officers arrived at the area of La Prada Drive and I-635, where they found the other officers providing first aid to the suspect who had been shot, police said.

According to police, the Jefferson and Seven Points officers were working off-duty construction security near Forest Lane and I-635 in Dallas when the suspect apparently hit a construction worker and fled the scene. Police said the officers pursued the suspect and eventually “contact was made between the suspect’s vehicle and the officer’s vehicle” near La Prada Drive.

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Police said one of the officers was involved in a shooting and that the suspect was hit by gunfire. Police did not say if the suspect had a weapon or fired any shots.

The suspect, who has not yet been identified, was taken a hospital, where he later died.

Police said the investigation is ongoing.

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