Anderson County deputy shot, suspect killed in Saturday shootings

An Anderson County Deputy was injured in a shooting on Saturday

Deputy Shooting

ANDERSON COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - UPDATE: The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office said the deputy that was shot Saturday is still in the intensive care unit, but is progressing.

The sheriff’s office continues to ask the community for prayers and thanks everyone for their support.

Press Release from the Texas Rangers:

At approximately 3:15 p.m., Highway Patrol Troopers were called to assist the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office at the Hickory Ridge Mobile Home Park on Hickory Ridge Road.

Preliminary information indicates troopers arrived at the scene and learned a deputy was seriously injured from a shooting incident. The suspect fled the scene in the deputy’s vehicle. Troopers on scene rendered first aid to the deputy while additional troopers responded to assist.

The suspect was located a short distance away, driving the deputy’s patrol unit. The suspect then rammed a Palestine Police Department vehicle and shot at officers. The vehicle was disabled and the suspect fled on foot with a rifle taken from inside the deputy’s vehicle.

The suspect next stole a blue SUV. The suspect was located again, crashed and then fled on foot into a wooded area.

At approximately 5:30 p.m., a trooper located the suspect near FM 2330 and County Road 458. The suspect pointed a rifle at the trooper. The trooper fired a service weapon striking the suspect. EMS was notified and the suspect was transported to Palestine Regional Medical Center and later died. The trooper was not injured.

The Texas Rangers are investigating and no additional information is currently available.

Anderson County deputy-involved shooting scene

PREVIOUS: An Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputy was injured in a shooting on Saturday in Anderson County.

According to the Texas Rangers at approximately 3:15 p.m., Highway Patrol Troopers were called to assist the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office at the Hickory Ridge Mobile Home Park on Hickory Ridge Road.

Officials say when troopers arrived at the scene they learned a deputy had been seriously injured in a shooting and the suspect fled the scene in the deputy’s vehicle. Troopers on scene rendered first aid to the deputy while additional troopers responded to assist.

According to the press release, the suspect was located a short distance away, driving the deputy’s patrol unit. The suspect then rammed a Palestine Police Department vehicle and shot at officers. The vehicle was disabled and the suspect fled on foot with a rifle taken from inside the deputy’s vehicle. The release states that the

a Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper at the scene the deputy was shot in the leg, but is currently in Stable Condition. The trooper says the suspect was shot and killed at the scene.

This happened on Saturday afternoon near CR 2413 and 458 in Anderson County.

The Palestine Herald Press is reporting that the deputy was involved in an altercation with the suspect and a gun battle ensued. The Palestine Herald Press is also reporting that the suspect then stole the deputy’s patrol car and was later shot and killed during a second gun battle, according to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

At this time the names of the deputy and suspect have not been released.

According to a KLTV crew at the scene, multiple law enforcement agencies were working the scene this evening. DPS is investigating.

This is a developing story.

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