A San Antonio police officer shot and killed an armed man suspected in a recent string of robberies across the city.
Police Chief William McManus said Tuesday's shooting happened as officers were searching for a suspect who had just robbed a Fred's Fish Fry restaurant.
McManus said Officer Marc Valero shot 42-year-old Alfonso Escamilla as he walked toward him with a gun in hand, ignoring the officer's commands to drop the weapon.
The San Antonio Express-News reports Escamilla, who police believe was connected to five other robberies, died at Wilford Hall Medical Center.
Police said Escamilla's in-laws told them he had stopped at their residence and said in effect that he would not be taken easily.
Valero was not injured and was placed on administrative duty.