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Authorities Investigate Officer-Involved Shooting

CICELY MITCHELL, CBS Houston
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File photo of a person pointing a gun. (Photo by Robert Laberge/ Getty Images)

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HOUSTON (CBS Houston) Reports state that officials with the Houston Police are investigating a shooting involving a Pearland Police officer. That officer fatally shot a robbery suspect just outside a hospital.

The incident happened on Astoria off Beamer near Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. Additional reports state that the suspect was arrested for theft, Sunday.

He was then taken to Southeast Memorial Hospital for injuries sustained during the course of his arrest, with a Pearland police officer stationed there to oversee him. As that suspect attempted to escape from the medical facility, the Pearland police officer saw him and then chased him. The officer chased the suspect through a parking lot and then dove after him when the suspect jumped into a retention pond and swam across.

It was then that the officer fatally shot the suspect after seeing the suspect and feeling threatened.

The officer who is now on leave pending the investigation (which is standard procedure within any officer-related shooting), has reportedly been with the Pearland police force for nearly five years.

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