Suspect killed by Longview officer had history of threatening police

Suspect killed by Longview officer had history of threatening police

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - The Longview resident who died after being shot by a police officer last week had a history of threatening officers.

Thursday, around 4 p.m., 23-year-old Reagan Marshall Wagner was pulled over for a traffic stop. During the stop, shots were fired and Wagner was taken to the hospital where he later died.

Gregg County misdemeanor court records show that Wagner was charged with making abusive calls to 911 and threatening a public servant in September 2013. On September 25, 2013, Wagner repeatedly called 911 making threats towards police department personnel. He specifically threatened to shoot one patrol sergeant in the head. Wagner pleaded guilty to both of those charges in May and he was sentenced to two years of community supervision and a year in county jail, but the jail sentence was suspended to begin next year.

On Thursday, Longview Police would release very little information about the shooting. Monday, the police department still would not release the name of the officer who shot Wagner.  However, the police department says the officer is on administrative leave while the Texas Rangers investigate. Wagner's neighbors said he was a quiet, almost timid, man who was very soft spoken and came across as polite. They say he never gave off signs of hostility towards anyone.

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