- Associated Press - Saturday, January 31, 2015

HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston-area sheriff’s deputy has fatally shot an armed man after seeing gunfire exchanged between two moving vehicles.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office says the deputy was not hurt but a driver was wounded by the suspect in the incident early Saturday.

Authorities say the deputy was on patrol when he observed a shooting involving two vehicles. The deputy pursued one vehicle, which crashed in a field.

Lt. Joe Ambriz says an armed driver got out of the vehicle, refused to drop his weapon and the officer opened fire. The suspect died at the scene.

Investigators believe the suspect earlier shot the other driver, who was transported to a hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries. Further details weren’t immediately available.

The name of the man who died wasn’t immediately released.

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