Intoxicated man fires at sheriff's deputies

By Molly Reuter - bio | email

HARRISON COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Two East Texas men are sent to the hospital after a shooting in Harrison County.  Around 8:00 p.m., Friday Harrison County Sheriffs Deputies say they were called out to a home in the 700 Block of Whippoorwill Drive.  That's near Harleton.

Authorities say William Lantrip, 70, who was intoxicated, shot his 49 year-old neighbor.  When deputies arrived, they say Lantrip then began firing at them.  After a short standoff, a deputy shot Lantrip.  He and his neighbor were taken to Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview.  Their conditions have not been released.

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