- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 29, 2015

PONDER, Texas (AP) - Investigators say a North Texas police officer returned fire and fatally shot a gunman during a confrontation in a driveway.

The Ponder (PAHN’-der) Police Department officer was on paid administrative leave Tuesday. The officer, whose name wasn’t immediately released, was not hurt.

The Texas Department of Public Safety says the officer was on patrol Sunday night when gunshots were reported in a neighborhood. Police say the officer responded and approached 40-year-old Victor Oswaldo Coronado-Martinez of Ponder.

Investigators say the officer identified himself and ordered Coronado-Martinez to drop his gun. Authorities say Coronado-Martinez refused, fired at the officer but missed. The officer then shot the suspect, who died at the scene.

Texas Rangers are helping investigate the shooting in Ponder, a town of about 1,400 located 25 miles north of Fort Worth.


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