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Traffic stop on Airline turns deadly

A suspect fatally shot during a struggle with a Harris County Precinct One deputy constable at 11100 Airline about 3:50 p.m. on June 27 has been positively identified.

The suspect, Francisco Antonio Garza (H/m, DOB 10-13-73), was shot one time in the chest and pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant R.D. Hayes and Officer D.R. Shorten reported:

A Harris County Precinct One deputy constable had attempted to arrest the suspect on a traffic violation. The suspect ran from the deputy who managed to catch up to the suspect in the 11100 block of Airline. The suspect struggled with the deputy and attempted to remove the deputy constable’s weapon from its holster. When the deputy constable and suspect fought over the weapon, one shot was fired and struck the suspect.