Authorities say a suspect being pursued by sheriff's deputies in West Texas was killed after shooting a deputy in the leg.
The Ector County sheriff's office said deputies on Thursday were trying to pull over a person wanted on a parole violation when the vehicle with two people inside led deputies on a chase in Odessa. When the vehicle eventually stopped, the two people fled on foot.
Ector County Sheriff Mike Griffis said one of the suspects then pulled out a gun and fired at the deputies, hitting one of them. Griffis says law enforcement returned fire, killing the suspect.
The sheriff's office said that the deputy was taken to a hospital and later released.
The second person being pursued ran away.