Suspect who stole Harris Co. deputy sergeant's taser was shot and killed, sheriff says

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HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A suspect was shot and killed by a Harris County Sheriff's Office deputy on Friday evening in northwest Houston, deputies said.

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At about 6:30 p.m., deputies responded to a call for service at a Dollar General located in the 2000 block of FM 1960 West.

The caller told deputies a man, identified as Roderick Brooks, assaulted a store employee who attempted to stop him from shoplifting.

Investigators said a HCSO patrol sergeant spotted Brooks and attempted to stop him a short distance from the store. A short foot chase took place before the sergeant caught up to Brooks and attempted to deploy a taser that was not effective.

Brooks and the sergeant began fighting, with Brooks gaining control of the officer's taser.

The sergeant then shot Brooks with his sidearm. Brooks was pronounced deceased at the scene.