Houston officer fatally shoots hammer-wielding man


By Robert Crowe, Staff
The Houston Chronicle

A police officer shot and killed a man wielding a hammer Sunday after fellow officers' attempts to subdue him with a Taser and bean-bag shotgun failed, Houston police said.

The incident happened between 4 and 5 p.m. at a home in the 5000 block of Curtain, where police were called to help in a family dispute, said Houston Police Officer Gabe Ortiz.

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