A police officer fatally shot a man suspected of shooting his way into a closed 7-Eleven convenience store early Thursday morning in Irving, police say.
The store was closed for business when a man opened fire on the front windows of the building at about 1:15 a.m., police spokesman Robert Reeves said.
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A clerk inside the store hid in a washroom and called police to report the shooting, Reeves said. A police officer confronted the man as he was leaving the building with a shotgun, fatally striking him.
The gunman, identified Thursday afternoon as 69-year-old Joseph Zahazcewski, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The officer's name was not released. Reeves said the officer has worked in the department for three years.
NBC 5's Evan Anderson contributed to this report.