CONROE — An off-duty Conroe Police sergeant shot and killed a shoplifting suspect after a physical altercation Wednesday night.
The sergeant was apparently going to Walmart on N. Loop 336 in his personal vehicle when he saw the store’s Loss Prevention Officer attempting to stop a suspect. The sergeant asked the loss prevention officer if he needed help, then began to pursue the suspect.
The suspect ran into a wooded area near Walmart and the sergeant followed. A physical struggle ensued and the suspect began trying to choke the sergeant, who then fired one shot, killing the suspect.
No names have been released at this time.
The investigation is ongoing.
NOTE: The information below is preliminary. Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.