Texas Officer Kills Man In Exchange Of Gunfire After Traffic Stop

A police officer in Hedwig village returned fire Monday night after a man who fled following a traffic stop pulled out a pistol and opened fire.

The officer wasn’t injured Monday when a shot the man fired tore through his pants leg, Hedwig Village police Chief David Gott said.

The officer tried to pull a vehicle over Monday night for an illegal turn, but the driver sped off.

At one point he stopped, a passenger hopped out, and then the chase resumed, police said.

The chase ended when the vehicle crashed into some brushes.

That’s when the driver pulled out a pistol and opened fire, Gott said.

The officer, who was not identified, returned fire and killed the man, Gott said.

The man, whose name wasn’t immediately released, was taken to a hospital where he later died.

The passenger was still at large Tuesday.

The officer faces an administrative review of the fatal shooting.

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