Former OSU player armed with knife killed by Harris County deputy

FILE - In this Oct 13, 2007 file photo, Oklahoma State's Jeray Chatham (96) celebrates after Nebraska's quarterback was sacked by Donovan Woods, not seen, in Lincoln, Neb. A Harris County sheriff's deputy has shot and killed a man armed with a butcher knife who lunged at the officer during a Houston-area chase. The sheriff's department on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015 identified the suspect as 30-year-old Jeray Chatham, (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

HOUSTON (AP) — A Harris County sheriff’s deputy has shot and killed a man armed with a butcher knife who lunged at the officer during a Houston-area chase.

The sheriff’s department on Wednesday identified the suspect as 30-year-old Jeray Chatham, who formerly played football for Oklahoma State University.

A woman driver called 911 Tuesday night to report she had a protective order against her ex-boyfriend and he was chasing her.

The deputy pursued Chatham by car, leading to a foot chase. Officials say the deputy fired a stun gun at Chatham, the suspect briefly escaped from the deputy, but then held a knife and lunged at the officer

The deputy fired two shots. Chatham died at the scene.

OSU records show Chatham was with the Cowboys from 2005 through 2008.

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