Upshur County Sheriff's Office: Multiple shots fired at deputy's home, child not injured

Upshur County Sheriff's Office: Multiple shots fired at deputy's home, child not injured
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UPSHUR COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - The Upshur County Sheriff's Office held a press conference Monday multiple rounds were fired, striking a deputy's patrol car and home Saturday.

From the Upshur County Sheriff's Office: 

On Saturday, at approximately 11 p.m., a deadly conduct incident occurred at the residence of an Upshur County Deputy in Diana.

Actors fired multiple gunshots that struck the deputy's home, patrol vehicle and personal car.

One round entered the home and lodged in the clothing that was worn by the deputy's child.

The child was not injured. Another round struck the chair that the child was seated in as he played video games near the front window.

Witnesses observed that the shooters were in a brown or tan passenger car. The car left west on FM Road 3245 going toward Highway 259.

Due to the amount of damage done to the patrol car, investigators are looking into the likelihood of retaliation motive on the part of persons having interaction with the Upshur County Sheriff's Office or one of its deputies.

It saddens me that this has occurred in this county and has targeted your law enforcement agency and our front line deputies. I know that the citizens will stand with us to that the persons who did this are brought to justice. This cannot and will not be tolerated.

In addition to the impact on the targeted deputy and family members, this kind of act requires agency resources that could better be spent on the protection of our country's residents and taxpayers. In short, we are all affected by this act.

If anyone has any information regarding this crime, please contact the Upshur County Crime Stoppers. The Upshur County Sheriff's Office number is 903-843-2541. The Crime Stoppers number is 903-843-3131.

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