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Kilgore man arrested, charged after pointing gun at firefighters

Kenny Wayne Davlin (Source: Gregg County Jail) Kenny Wayne Davlin (Source: Gregg County Jail)
KILGORE, TX (KLTV) - Kilgore police have arrested a man after he allegedly pulled a rifle on firefighters working on a house fire Saturday morning.

On Sunday morning, members of the Kilgore Police Department took Kenny Wayne Davlin into custody after he was released from Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview. Kenny Davlin was arrested after a warrant was issued for aggravated assault on a public servant. He was transported and booked into the Rusk County Jail in Henderson. 

Police say Kilgore firefighters responded to a residential structure fire in the 1500 block of Peach Street around 1 a.m. on Saturday. During the process of containing the fire, they noticed Davlin walking around the scene.

"Upon cleaning up, rolling up our fire hoses, one of our officers noticed a gentleman walking down the street holding a firearm," says Kilgore Assistant Fire Chief Michael Simmons.

Witnesses say Davlin appeared to be very intoxicated. 

"It was discovered that he had a pistol that was taken from him by his wife. He pulled away from the fire marshal and retreated into the residence," Simmons says.

Simmons said when Davlin came out again, he was pointing an AR-15 rifle at firefighters. Fire Marshal Brandon Bigos pulled his weapon, and shots were exchanged between the two. Davlin was wounded in the shoulder.

Bigos has been placed on paid administrative leave in accordance with standard procedure. Investigation is ongoing by the Texas Rangers and the Kilgore Police Department. The Texas State Fire Marshal's Office is assisting the Kilgore Fire Department with the investigation into the cause of the residential fire.

No bond has been set,.

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