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According to KHOU 11 News –- The Houston Police Department has confirmed that one of its officers discharged his gun outside a Starbucks on Dallas near Main early Thursday.

The shooting happened about 9:25 a.m. outside the Stabucks at 1000 Dallas near Main, according to information from the Houston Police Department.

There is no word on what caused the officer to fire shots.

The coffee shop is connected to a Courtyard Marriott and had customers inside at the time. One of them, a woman visiting from Iowa who is in town for a convention, said there was a suspect wearing a trench coat.

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One witness said the suspect looked like they were homeless and that they had stolen something.

HPD said that man is now at the hospital and that his injuries are non life-threatening. The officer, who was in plain clothes, was not injured

It is unclear whether or not the man posed a threat to the officer, but there are currently no reports of any weapons found on, or shots fired from the suspect.

If history is any indicator, however, it is probable that this is a case of shoot first and ask questions later.

We will keep you updated as the story unfolds.