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Man with gun dies after officer-involved shooting in SE Houston

HOUSTON – A man who was carrying a gun is dead after an officer-involved shooting in southeast Houston.

According to Houston police, two officers were driving down Cullen Boulevard at Ward at 2 a.m. Saturday when they saw a man in the middle of the street with a revolver pointed in the air.

Both officers got out of the car and ordered him to drop the weapon and show his hands.

witness told him to put the gun down, according to Houston police.

Officials said both officers shot the man when he pointed the gun at them.

The man died at the scene.

Other witnesses who spoke to KPRC 2 said a gun was never pointed at officers.

A woman who identified herself as the man’s wife said his name is Alva Braziel.

She said the reason Braziel was out early in the morning was because “somebody stole his horse.”

People nearby expressed shock following the shooting.

“I could be next. Anybody could be next, but it’s all about the way we conduct ourselves out here,” resident Erick Puckett said. “We got to just start walking better and doing better as a community.”

One of the officers involved is a 10-year veteran of the Houston Police Department. The other is a 13-year veteran.

Both officers are on paid administrative leave while the case is under investigation.

Source: www.click2houston.com


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