Officials say a Central Texas police officer has fatally shot a robbery suspect who fled on a motorcycle and then stopped and threatened authorities.
Officials say 44-year-old Darrel S. Machemehl was killed late Tuesday near Seguin, located about 50 miles south of Austin.
Assistant Police Chief Bruce Ure tells the San Antonio Express-News that officers responding to a robbery complaint at a convenience store saw the suspect put a short-barreled shotgun in his backpack as he left.
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Ure says it turned out the shotgun had fallen out during the chase.
Ure says the Texas Rangers have been asked to investigate the shooting.