By Staff

WYLIE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A Wylie officer shot and killed an armed man who was lying on the ground near a woman’s body following a crash early Wednesday, police say.

Police say the officer responded to a reported crash at 750 West Kirby Street at around 2:25 a.m. Video from Chopper 11 later in the morning showed a pickup truck that had crashed into a CVS Pharmacy.

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According to police, the officer found two people lying on the ground near the crash scene — a woman with a serious bodily injury and a man with a rifle.

Police say while the officer was trying to help the woman, the man refused to drop the rifle, leading to the officer firing at him.

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Both the man and woman were pronounced dead at the scene. Their identities are not yet known.

Police say the woman’s death is being investigated as a murder as they believe she was shot by the man with the rifle.

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Wylie police requested the Texas Rangers to conduct an independent investigation. Staff