Pearland Police Fatally Shoot Suspect in Parking Lot Gunfire

Authorities say he pointed a firearm toward an officer

Houston-area police responding to reports of gunfire in a business parking lot have fatally shot a suspect after authorities say he pointed a firearm toward an officer.

A Pearland police statement says 55-year-old Able Guzman was shot Tuesday and died at a hospital.

Officers in Pearland, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of Houston, were dispatched on a report about a firearm discharged in the parking lot of a Walmart. Authorities say officers made contact with the suspect and that he had been displaying a firearm.

Pearland police say officers attempted to speak to the man when he raised the gun at an officer -- then officers opened fire, striking Guzman.

Police didn't immediately release additional details about the investigation.

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