Updated 12:00 pm CST, Thursday, November 22, 2018
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A veteran Pasadena police officer shot and killed a man as he allegedly left a trail of drugs behind while fleeing a traffic stop on the eve of Thanksgiving, an official said.
Vance Mitchell, a spokesman for the Pasadena Police Department, said the suspect was shot around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday night during a scuffle with the officer, who was not injured.
The officer pulled the man over in the area of Pine Street and Jana Lane after allegedly running a stop sign. During the traffic stop, the suspect man bolted from the car and began “throwing something out while running,” Mitchell said.
The tossed items were believed to be an unidentified narcotic, the spokesman said.
The officer caught up to the suspect and a “wrestling match of some kind” ensued, Mitchell said. At some point, the officer’s weapon went off and the suspect was shot. He died at the scene.
The officer involved in the shooting has worked with the agency for about 20 years, according to Mitchell.
The officer and suspect were not identified.
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