Houston officers shoot, injure man with pellet gun

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Posted: Jul 24, 2016 11:16 PM

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston police say two officers shot and injured a man who disregarded orders to drop a weapon that turned out to be a pellet gun.

Police spokesman John Cannon tells the Houston Chronicle (http://bit.ly/2a6A7ru ) the officers were responding to a call of a man waving a gun near the University of St. Thomas on Sunday afternoon.

Cannon says the officers began talking to the man, who didn't respond. He says the man ignored commands to raise his hands when one officer spotted a gun in his waistband. When the man reached for his waistband, the officers fired, hitting him more than once.

The man was taken to a hospital in critical but stable condition.

Cannon says the pellet gun looked like a handgun and showed it to reporters.

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Information from: Houston Chronicle, http://www.houstonchronicle.com