CHILDRESS COUNTY, TX (KAUZ) - Texas DPS officials have released the name of the man killed in an officer-involved shooting in Childress last week.
He has been identified as Steven Rene Cortez, 20, of Lubbock, Texas.
Authorities said a sheriff's deputy in Donley Co. attempted to stop a vehicle around midnight on Friday morning. The car led officers on a chase through two other counties before ending up in Childress.
The Childress Police Department was able to disable the vehicle using a spike strip.
Officials said Cortez then ran from the scene before Childress police officers and Childress County deputies located him nearby.
The suspect then allegedly pointed a gun at officers and was shot. He was transported to a nearby hospital where he died from his injuries.\
Texas Rangers are handling the investigation.