An off-duty Harris County, Texas deputy shot and killed an armed assailant on Monday, August 27. Chron published a story about the incident on their site.
The incident happened at Club Las Cumbres located in the 8800 block of Airline in the Northline area. Lt. Chris Sandoval with the Harris County Sheriff’s Department said that the off duty deputy was working as a security guard at Club Las Cumbres at the time of the incident.
The incident occurred at around 12:15 am when the unnamed deputy noticed two suspicious individuals in a pick-up truck. The deputy went to the vehicle and noticed a gun on the center console. The deputy demanded that the individuals exit the vehicle.
He also told the individuals to not touch the gun. After the individual in the passenger seat went for the gun, the deputy fired his weapon. Upon arriving authorities took the individual sitting in the driver’s seat into custody.
Lt. Sandoval said that authorities found a gun on the individual in the driver’s seat. He also said that the suspects had possibly stolen the vehicle, a truck, in an aggravated robbery.
Club Las Cumbres’ parking lot has been known to have issues with crime, Lt. Sandoval said. Several deputies work off-duty security jobs at the parking lot.
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