Officers responded to complaints of a man breaking into cars in the area of Braemar and Fernway around 5:40AM.
Officers located the suspect and a foot chase ensued. The preliminary investigation has revealed that during the chase, the suspect produced a handgun and the officer fired his handgun at the suspect in response.
The suspect was fatally wounded.
The investigation is ongoing and the officer involved in the shooting has been placed on administrative leave with pay, according to departmental policy.
No word on the victim's identity at this time.