GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas — Updated at 4:15 p.m. with man's identity. 

An investigation is underway after a Grand Prairie police officer shot and killed a 37-year-old man who police said led them on a chase to Cedar Hill early Friday. 

Police said officers tried to pull over a vehicle for a traffic violation at about 10:42 p.m. Thursday. The vehicle took off and led police on a chase into Cedar Hill, near Highway 67 and Belt Line Road. 

Jorge Albert Merino
Jorge Albert Merino was fatally shot by Grand Prairie police officer after a car chase.
Dallas County Sheriff's Office

The driver, identified as Jorge Albert Merino, showed a handgun in a "threatening manner," and that's when an officer fired shots, police said. Merino was pronounced dead at the scene.

 No officers were injured. There were no other passengers inside the vehicle. The man's identity has not been released at this time. 

The Dallas County District Attorney's Office Officer-Involved Shooting Team responded to the scene and is conducting an independent investigation.  

The Grand Prairie Police Department is also conducting an investigation. 

The officer who fired shots has been placed on administrative leave. 

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