A La Marque police officer Sunday shot and killed a man who police said had threatened a resident with a weapon during a burglary attempt, officials said.

Police were called to a burglary in the 800 block of Retama during which a resident was threatened with a deadly weapon, police said.

The burglar fled the residence but officers found him in a nearby structure, police said.

“Once the armed suspect was located, the officer engaged him and subsequently discharged his firearm striking the suspect,” according to a police department statement.

The suspect was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Galveston County Medical Examiner’s Office, police said.

Police have named neither the officer nor the dead man and have not said what type of weapon the man had been armed with.

The Galveston County District Attorney’s Office and the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the shooting,

This is a developing story, check back later for more.

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James Currington

Prayers to the officer . No officer wants to have to take a life. Thank you for your service and know that we have your back.

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