- Associated Press - Sunday, March 6, 2016

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - A suspected car thief has been killed in a confrontation with a police officer at a trailer park in southeast Texas.

Beaumont police dispatch shift supervisor Cheryl Ridinger said Sunday that the suspect was pronounced dead at the scene on Saturday.

Police were responding to a call Saturday afternoon reporting a car theft when the suspect, who was armed, allegedly confronted them, prompting one officer to open fire.

Police have not released the suspect’s or the officer’s name.

The officer has been placed on administrative leave with pay.

An investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

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