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10/31/03 - Longview

Wounded Suspect Dies in Longview Hospital

         A Gregg county man shot in the head yesterday after allegedly trying to steal a gun from a warrant officer has died of his wound in the hospital tonight. 19-year-old Roger Lee Crossland was pronounced dead just after 12:30 this afternoon.

      Crossland was accused of trying to grab a gun from deputy Mark Polk, and probation officer "Melinda Hieber" as the deputies were trying to arrest him at a southern Gregg county residence. A department spokesman says 2 shots were fired during the struggle.

   Right now the Texas rangers are conducted an independent investigation the shooting. An autopsy has been ordered in the case.

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