Man shot by Lewisville officer dies

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by MARCUS MOORE & JON SASSER

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WFAA

Posted on October 25, 2012 at 8:18 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 25 at 11:48 AM

LEWISVILLE - A man shot by a Lewisville officer Wednesday night in the parking lot of the Vista Ridge Village Shopping Center was pronounced dead after he was rushed to a nearby hospital.

Police said they received a call from employees at a nearby McDonald's who spotted a man armed with a gun.

A short time later, an officer patrolling the area spotted a man, now identified as 31-year-old Roger Preston Hamill, matching a description given by the McDonald's employees. When the officer pulled Hamill over, he pulled out a gun, forcing the officer to fire a shot at the suspect, police said.

Hamill was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead at 11:02 p.m.

The Texas Rangers are investigating the shooting.

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