Police fatally shot a 19-year-old man who they say had a handgun after a brief chase that began with a "suspicious vehicle" report.

San Angelo Police Chief Tim Vasquez says an officer pulled up behind a "suspicious vehicle" on a residential street in the northern part of the West Texas city and turned on his emergency lights.

The suspect car sped away and a 30-second chase began that ended with the car in a backyard.

Vasquez says the officer found 19-year-old Martin Pena hiding in a parked vehicle and ordered him to step out, but Pena had a gun in his hand and the officer shot him.

The chief said the officer, whom he's not identifying, is been assigned to desk duty pending investigation.