SHERMAN, Texas (KTEN) — The Texas Rangers have cleared a Sherman police officer after the death of a bank robbery suspect in a September 22 shootout.

The state investigation determined that Larry Wayne Harvey III took his own life.

The off-duty Sherman officer encountered Harvey after a report of a disturbance at the VFW post at 1707 Baker Road. The suspect was ordered to "show his hands."

"Harvey then pulled a handgun from his waistband, at which time the officer discharged his weapon three times in the direction of Harvey.  Harvey then fired a round from his handgun.  Harvey was pronounced dead at the scene.  The officer involved was not injured," police said in a written statement.

An investigation by the Texas Rangers showed that none of the shots fired by the Sherman officer struck Harvey, and that his fatal wound was self-inflicted.

Harvey had been wanted in connection with a September holdup at First United Bank in Sherman, and also had an outstanding parole warrant for his arrest, police said.

A Grayson County grand jury determined that the actions of the officer had been justified.

The identity of the officer was not released.