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Today, March 5, 2016 at 4:33 p.m. Beaumont Police Dispatch received a call in reference to an auto theft suspect at a residence in the 600 block of 23rd street. Officers responded, at which time the caller advised that the suspect was armed.

On scene, the armed suspect exited the residence and confronted the officers. At this time, an officer fired his weapon striking the suspect. The male suspect was pronounced deceased on scene. The suspect’s name is being withheld until it is confirmed and notifications have been made.

The officer has been placed on admin leave with pay, as this is standard procedure. The investigation continues and is still on-going.