- Associated Press - Thursday, June 4, 2015

DALLAS (AP) - Houston police say a man fatally shot by officers after leading them on a chase was pursued because he was suspected in car burglaries.

Police said Thursday that the 15-minute pursuit Wednesday morning ended when the suspect’s vehicle struck a curb and became disabled.

Police say the suspect was then uncooperative and kept getting into and out of his vehicle.

A police dog then grabbed the suspect’s leg and the officer handling the dog confronted the suspect. Two officers then saw the suspect pull a large knife from behind his back and raise it up. Police say that fearing for the K-9 officer’s life, the two officers fired. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say numerous stolen items were found in the suspect’s vehicle.

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Information from: Houston Chronicle, https://www.houstonchronicle.com

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