A woman and a newborn were in the car along with the wanted man at the time of the incident.
A bounty hunter shot and killed a 24-year-old wanted man in Texas on Monday evening, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez tweeted that a “Fugitive Recovery Agent (Bounty Hunter)” was searching for a man wanted for felony who attempted to escape in a vehicle at an apartment complex in Houston and “attacked the agent”. Might have tried.”
“Agent [bounty hunter] fired a weapon while attacking the subject,” Gonzalez wrote. “The subject was declared brought dead on the spot.”
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The sheriff said the bounty hunter found the man driving in the parking lot of the apartment complex and pulled the vehicle to a locked exit.
According to Gonzalez, the bounty hunter got out of his car, pointed a gun at the wanted man and opened fire at the vehicle.
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An adult woman and an infant were in the car at the time of the incident.
The deceased man was described as a Hispanic male. Officials have yet to reveal the identity of the dead man or the bounty hunter.
The sheriff said the investigation was ongoing and the case would be referred to the Harris County grand jury.