HOUSTON (AP) — An off-duty Houston police officer who interrupted a beating and robbery has fatally shot one of the suspects.
Houston police say a second suspect — a juvenile — was arrested after Sunday night's shooting.
Police say the officer was driving his own vehicle when he spotted two people attacking a person who had just walked out of a convenience store. Police say the officer ordered the suspects to stop. One suspect was armed and began walking toward the officer and displaying a pistol.
Police spokesman John Cannon says the officer, who remained in his vehicle, feared for his life and shot the armed suspect.
Cannon says the officer took what he thought was the appropriate action to keep the beating victim from additional injury. That person wasn't seriously hurt.