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.