A Texas man was shot and killed by a member of a SWAT team after he allegedly pointed a rifle at the team in League City, police has said.

Department of League City Police responded to reports of a man threatening to harm himself and others in the Bay Colony area around 9:30 p.m. on Friday.

While on the phone with the man, officers say he fired several shots through the front door, but no one was injured.

SWAT was called to the scene, and the suspect came outside of the house with a rifle to confront them. The man was then shot and killed by a SWAT officer.

The Galveston County Sheriff’s Office and the District Attorney’s Office is now taking over the investigation as to what lead to the man’s behavior and the shooting as well.


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