HURST, Texas (AP) — Police in the North Texas town of Hurst say an officer responding to a domestic disturbance call fatally shot a man after chasing him into a backyard and seeing a gun.

Assistant Police Chief Steve Niekamp tells the Fort Worth Star-Telegram ( ) that officers called to an apartment complex Monday found that the subject of the complaint had left.

Niekamp says police then began searching the neighborhood. The man ran into a backyard, an officer followed.

Niekamp says the officer reported that the man had a handgun. Niekamp says he doesn't yet know if the man pointed the gun at the officer.

After the man was shot, he was taken to a hospital, where he died. The Tarrant County medical examiner's office identified him as 51-year-old James Dunaway of Hurst.