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.READ MORE: 2 People Found Dead Inside Abandoned School In Parker County
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.READ MORE: Tony Evans Jr., Lancaster Football Player And University Of Wyoming Recruit, Killed In Shooting At Dallas Hotel
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.MORE NEWS: 11-Year-Old Fatally Shot By Child Who Found Gun In Vehicle At Dallas Walmart, Police Say
Wylie police requested the Texas Rangers to conduct an independent investigation.