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Officer Kills Man Who Beat Neighbors

HOUSTON (October 11, 2012)--A Houston officer has shot and killed a suspect Thursday who beat some neighbors and then refused to cooperate with police.

Police spokesman John Cannon says the shooting happened early Thursday after a 911 report about a neighbor breaking into a home, assaulting a man and his two children for no apparent reason and then fleeing.

The victims, who suffered minor injuries, identified the suspect.

Police said Officer J. Rosemon went to a nearby home to talk to the suspect, who refused to show what he held behind his back.

Police say Rosemon opened fire when the combative man approached in a threatening manner.

The suspect died at a hospital.

His name wasn't immediately released.

The uninjured officer has been put on administrative duty.


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