Officers cleared to return to duty after deadly Kilgore shooting
Officers on scene where the shooting occurred Feb. 18
GREGG COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -
All of the law enforcement officers who were involved in a deadly shootout in Kilgore have now been cleared to return to duty.
Kilgore police and the Gregg County Sheriff's Office confirm that four Kilgore officers and one Gregg County deputy have returned from administrative leave. The officers were put on leave after a February 18 shooting.
Police say Elizabeth Ann Vinson, 32, of Kilgore, was shot and killed in a vehicle outside a residence in the 1900 block of Highway 31 West near Kilgore. When officers arrived at the home, 37-year-old Randy Ray Vinson, armed with a SKS assault rifle, was on the bridge over Rabbit Creek, northeast of the intersection.
Randy refused to respond to officers' commands, and a standoff began. When Randy fired his weapon, he was shot and killed by officers from the Kilgore Police Department and the Gregg County Sheriff's Department.