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North Texas officer shot, killed drive-through gunman

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Lewisville police shot and killed a man who first drew attention by walking through fast-food drive-through lane with a gun on Wednesday night, police said.

Thirty-one-year-old Roger Preston Hamill of Durant, Oklahoma, died at Medical Center of Lewisville.

Capt. Kevin Deaver of the Lewisville police department says a McDonald's employee called police about 10:20 p.m. to the restaurant at 500 Round Grove Rd.

"The attendant at the drive-through window provided dispatchers with an excellent description of the person, he was on foot at the time, then fled to a vehicle," said Capt. Deaver. "She was able to provide us with a vehicle description-- color, make, style and the license plate."

When officers pulled the Hamill over just a few blocks away, police say he got out of his truck with a gun.

Despite orders from police to drop the weapon, Hamill "raised the weapon in a threatening manner," according to Capt. Deaver. At least one of the three officers on scene opened fire.

Dozens of bullet casings were marked on the ground during the investigation, but police were unable to say how many shots were fired or if the suspect fired as well. No officers were hurt.

Capt. Deaver said the gunman had initially walked up to one vehicle in the drive-through lane, but aren't sure what the suspect was intending to do.

The Texas Rangers are now heading up the investigation.

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