Police identify armed man shot by officers at Texas store

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This undated photo provided by the Weslaco Police Department shows Marco Antonio Sigala Jr. Officers fatally shot Sigala Jr., after he entered a South Texas store armed with a semi-automatic rifle and later shot a pistol at police Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. Police in the city about 60 miles northwest of Brownsville previously said Sigala Jr. argued with a customer before being confronted by officers. (Weslaco Police Department via AP)

WESLACO, Texas (AP) — Authorities have identified a man who officers fatally shot after he entered a South Texas store armed with a semi-automatic rifle and later shot a pistol at police.

Weslaco police say 27-year-old Marco Antonio Sigala Jr. exchanged gunfire with officers and was killed Monday at a Walmart Supercenter.

Police in the city about 60 miles northwest of Brownsville have said he argued with a customer before being confronted by officers.

But Officer Eric Hernandez says little more is known about why the man entered the store dressed in black and carrying two guns.

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