Officer Shoots, Kills, 80-Year-Old Texas Taxidermist

BEAUMONT (June 25, 2014) A Beaumont police officer was on administrative leave Wednesday after shooting and killing an 80-year-old man who refused to drop his rifle after a woman reported that her landlord had fired at her.

Police Wednesday identified the man as Stanley Leger, a Beaumont taxidermist.

A woman called 911 Tuesday night and reported that a man fired at her from across the street while she was outside a residence, police Sgt. Rob Flores Jr. said.

She wasn't hurt.

Police say Leger was carrying a rifle as officers arrived and refused to drop the weapon.

Leger was shot after he pointed the rifle at an officer, who was not injured.

Leger died at a Beaumont hospital.

Flores had no information on whether the woman and Leger had a dispute.