The hunt for an armed robbery suspect leads to a deadly officer involved shooting, and the wanted man barricading himself inside a senior center. Lieutenant Mike Pooley says, it all began with police getting calls about a man trying to rob a nearby Walgreen’s store at Mc Clintock and Guadulupe at about 9:00

Wednesday morning. An Officer then caught up with the man matching the suspect description. The pair got into a physical struggle, with the Officer firing one round, wounding the suspect. He was still able to get up and run into a storage area at the Senior Center where he barricaded himself.

Pooley says a SWAT team headed for the Westchester Senior Center near Rural and Guadalupe Roads. After police evacuated residents, officers approached the suspect who died at the scene. Pooley says, the weapon turned out to be simulated. No one else was hurt and the officer that got scraped in the fight will be O.K.

–Barbara Villa