Off-duty Hitchcock police officer shoots man who approached him with gun, Pasadena authorities say

PASADENA, Texas (KTRK) -- An off-duty Hitchcock police officer shot a possible suspect early Monday morning, according to the Pasadena Police Department.

Authorities said the shooting happened just before 5 a.m. in the 3100 block of Spencer Highway.

According to the Hitchcock PD chief, the officer was approached by a man with a gun. That's when the officer fired his weapon and shot the man.

"Called in by off-duty officer, shot someone that was holding a gun," a 911 dispatcher was heard saying on Rangecast audio.

The injured person was taken to Bayshore Hospital in Pasadena.

SkyEye captured video at the scene which shows crime tape across a large section of the parking lot of an apartment complex in the area.
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