League City Walmart parking lot cop shot and killed Houston automobile robbery suspect

According to the League City Police Department, an armed man was murdered Saturday after being shot by an officer in a Walmart parking lot.

According to the agency, the gunshot occurred in the Walmart parking lot at 1701 W. FM 646.

The suspect allegedly stole a vehicle from a person in Houston early Saturday morning, according to police. The victims who had their car stolen thought the suspect was armed.

The stolen Toyota Corolla was observed near S. Gulf Freeway and Town Center Drive at 3:14 p.m. Saturday, according to League City Police. Officers arrived in the area and began looking for the vehicle.

Officers discovered the Toyota Corolla unoccupied in the Walmart parking lot at 3:32 p.m. They stayed and kept an eye on the area in case the suspect returned to the vehicle.

Officers attempted to apprehend the suspect after spotting him walking back to the vehicle at 4:04 p.m.

When two cops approached the suspect, he pulled out a revolver and pointed it at them, according to police.

“I was putting some stuff in the trunk when I heard the cop urging the guy he was chasing, ‘Hey! halt. stop!” and he ordered him, don’t reach,” Mario Coronado, who observed the incident, said. “And then I turned around and he had a weapon in his hand.”

One officer opened fire on the subject. Officers assisted the individual, but he was declared dead at the site at about 4:13 p.m.

The shooting did not injure any cops or witnesses.

“The Galveston County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the scene to conduct an extensive investigation into the officer-involved shooting.” The League City officers involved in the shooting will be placed on paid administrative leave until the outcome of the GCSO investigation, according to the League City Police Department.

The suspect’s identity has not been revealed.

“It’s a shame because it’s supposed to be a magical time of the year and for something like this to happen nowadays, it’s sad,” Coronado said in a statement.

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