|Scene of shooting at Houston Walmart parking lot|
A Texas state trooper happened to witness a carjacking or robbery in process, at a Houston Walmart parking lot.
When the trooper confronted the suspect, the suspect pointed a handgun at him, so the trooper shot once and killed the suspect.
From an article and news video:
One person is dead after an officer opens fire in a store parking lot. A DPS Trooper says he happened to drive up as a man appeared to be attempting to carjack or rob drivers in Northwest Harris County. Then, according to the trooper, the man set his sights on him and pulled a gun on the trooper. That turned out to be a fatal mistake.There were at least two other shootings at Houston Walmart stores in 2012 (HERE and HERE).
It was a pretty packed parking lot there at Walmart at 3:30 in the afternoon when some say they spotted a man with bizarre behavior. "Some witnesses say he was breaking into cars here at the Walmart," says Texas DPS Sgt. John Sampa. Sampa says a 12-year veteran of DPS, an African American officer, was patrolling when he was driving by and saw the man trying to pull open the doors of moving cars on FM 529 near Highway 6 in Northwest Harris County. "The trooper pulled into the parking lot to do more of an investigation of what the young black male was doing in the middle of traffic. As he was conducting his investigation the young black male pulled a weapon out on the trooper. That's when the trooper shot him one time," Sampa says the suspect was so close to the trooper the man's 380 handgun actually fell inside the trooper's SUV after the man was shot.
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