Guard At Texas Strip Mall Shoots, Kills Suspect Early Wednesday

HOUSTON (September 3, 2014) A security guard shot and killed a trespassing suspect who also attacked a police officer in the after-hours incident early Wednesday at a Houston strip mall.

Houston police say the suspect died Wednesday at a hospital.

His name wasn't immediately released.

Officers were sent to the strip mall early Wednesday after the guard reported a suspicious man near a closed store and requested help in getting him to leave.

Investigators say the suspect assaulted an officer, who slipped behind his patrol car and called for backup.

The suspect then tried to attack the security guard, who opened fire, police said.

Further details on the officer and the guard weren't immediately released.

Police will conduct an internal investigation because an officer was present during the fatal shooting by the guard.