Off-duty Houston police officer working security fatally shoots armed man outside bar


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HOUSTON — An off-duty Houston police officer working security has fatally shot an armed man during a confrontation outside a bar.

Houston police say the suspect refused to drop his gun and pointed the weapon at the officer during the incident early Friday.

The man who was shot was transported to a hospital, where he died. His name wasn't immediately released.

Police say the incident began with a disturbance inside the bar and several men asked to leave. Authorities say one of men then allegedly retrieved a gun from his vehicle and pointed the weapon at the officer, who opened fire.

The officer wasn't hurt.

Further details weren't immediately available.

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