PARIS, Texas (KTEN) — A Paris police officer is on paid administrative leave after fatally shooting a suspect during an altercation on Friday night.

Just before 9 p.m., the officer was called to the Atwoods Ranch and Home Goods store in the 2400 block of North Main Street to deal with a man who had been locked in a dressing room for more than 30 minutes.

According to the police account, the man — identified as 44-year-old Antonio Sessions of Greenville, Texas — was persuaded to exit, but began to flee as he was being taken into custody.

The unidentified officer caught up with Sessions. Police described what happened next in a written statement:

"As the Officer re-attempted to restrain Sessions, he actively resisted arrest, and during a physical struggle with the Officer, Sessions gained possession of the Officer’s Taser. Sessions then ran a short distance inside the store before turning and pointing the Taser at the officer placing the officer in immediate danger of being incapacitated. The officer properly reacted, firing his duty weapon hitting Sessions in the chest."

Sessions was taken to Paris Regional Medical Center, where he later died. Police said he was a convicted felon, wanted out of Rockwall County for assault on a public servant, resisting arrest, and drug charges.

The Texas Rangers will investigate the circumstances of the fatal shooting.