A Houston police officer fatally shot a man that he spotted firing at several passing cars early Sunday, only minutes after the same person reportedly shot and wounded a security guard at a southeast-side nightclub, officials said.
Officer Michael J. Glover heard gunfire about 3:30 a.m. while he was investigating reports of a fight outside a Fiesta supermarket at 7510 Bellfort, Houston police said.
The officer began searching for the source of the gunfire and spotted the man running down the 7500 block of Bellfort, Houston police said.
“He sees him shooting at several vehicles as he's running along the street,” said Sgt. John Chomiak, who is a spokesman with the Houston Police Department.
“The officer fired at least twice — striking the suspect,” Chomiak said.
The man was taken to Ben Taub General Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, police said.
Glover, 30, who joined the department last year, was not injured, officials said.
Police said four cars in the area were struck by the man's barrage of gunfire — with at least one person reporting injuries at the scene.
HPD investigators have linked the man to an earlier shooting at a nearby nightclub that sent a security guard to the hospital.
The man left but quickly returned with a pistol. He shot the guard twice and then fled on foot, police said.
The incident remains under investigation by Houston police homicide and internal affairs detectives. The Harris County District Attorney's Office also is investigating.