Houston police shot and killed a man after he pointed a gun at them, authorities said.
Two officers saw a man standing in the road on the city’s south side around 12:40am Saturday, according to the police department.
They asked him to put down the gun, but he pointed it in the air instead before aiming it at the officers, police said.
The officers fired numerous times, fatally hitting the man. A woman told ABC 13 he was her husband and identified him as Alva Braziel.
Witness Eric Puckett confirmed to the network the man was a black male. The races of the two officers remained unknown as of Saturday morning.
The two officers have each spent 10 and 13 years in the force according to ABC 13. They were wearing body cams at the time of the shooting, the department said.
Internal affairs and Harris County will investigate the shooting.
It came one day after a gunman shot 12 officers and two civilians in Dallas, killing five of the city’s officers.
He acted during a Black Lives Matter rally, which itself was held in protest against the shooting death of two black men at the end of police in Minnesota and Louisiana.
Alton Sterling, 37, was killed following a confrontation outside a Baton Rouge convenience store early Tuesday morning.
Philando Castile, 32, was shot dead by a cop during a traffic stop in Minnesota Wednesday.
Five officers died during the rampage the following day. Dallas police officers Patrick Zamarripa, Michael Krol, Lorne Ahrens, Michael J Smith and Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) police officer Brent Thompson were all killed in the downtown area of the city.