VIDEO: Texas Rangers investigating after officer-involved shooting in Longview

Published on Monday, 10 March 2014 08:39 - Written by

(MCT) -- Police and the Texas Rangers are investigating after an officer-involved fatal shooting Sunday following a robbery in Longview.

Officers responded after a reported robbery at about 6 p.m. at a convenience store in the 1300 block of South Green Street, according to Longview police. The store's clerk gave police a description of the suspect.

Police found a person matching the suspects description in the area. According to police, there was a confrontation between the suspect and officers, during which gunfire was exchanged.

The suspect was shot dead.

Officers involved in the shooting will be placed on administrative leave, pending the outcome of the investigation, according to Longview police spokeswoman Kristie Brian.

Texas Rangers are assisting the investigation.