Harker Heights (FOX 44/KWKT) – UPDATE: The person killed in the Harker Heights officer-involved shooting has been identified.

The deceased has been identified as 45-year-old Joe Michael Goss, of Temple.

Police told FOX 44 News the shooting happened around 1 a.m. Tuesday morning – when an officer tried to stop a vehicle near the intersection of Indian Trail and East Veterans Memorial Boulevard.

Police say the driver pulled over at first – but then drove off with the officer in pursuit. The driver lost control of the car and crashed near the intersection of Indian Trail and Beeline, according to the officer.

The driver got out of the wrecked car holding a knife, and reportedly approached the officer in a threatening manner. The officer shot the driver with his service weapon.

Officers and Harker Heights EMS tried to keep the driver alive, but Justice of the Peace Gregory Johnson pronounced the suspect dead at 3:27 a.m.

Police have not identified the officer – who is on administrative leave. The Texas Department of Public Safety and Texas Rangers are investigating the shooting.