Houston Police Officers Fatally Shoot Armed Man

Texas authorities said two officers shot and killed a gunman on Houston's south side early Saturday morning.

Houston Police Department officials said the shooting happened at about 12:40 a.m., when officers saw a man with a revolver standing in the road. Police said after officers asked the man to put down the gun, he instead pointed the revolver in the air, then at the officers. The officers then fired numerous times.

The unidentified man died at the scene.

Bystander Eric Puckett told KTRK-TV the victim was a black male. The officers' races were not immediately known.

KTRK said one of the unidentified officers is a 10-year veteran of the force, and the other is a 13-year veteran. The officers will be investigated by internal affairs, along with Harris County.

An investigation is ongoing.

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