Why? Who knows. Two officers, both with body-cams:
But he reached room temperature quickly.
According to KLTV.com:
Officers were told that the suspect had stolen beer from the store, and left the premises, heading toward Applebee’s Restaurant, at 2225 S. Loop 256. Officers searched the area, and eventually found Bushey, who had been hiding in the men’s restroom in the restaurant.
“The subject was escorted out of the restaurant, where officers attempted to identify him. The subject then displayed a black pistol, and pointed it at officers,” said Mike Alexander, Palestine chief of police. “Officers attempted to gain control of the subject, but he pulled away and again pointed the weapon at officers, at which time both officers drew their weapons and fired upon the suspect, striking him multiple times.”