UPDATE: Man allegedly held wife and daughter hostage in Jacksonville officer involved shooting
JACKSONVILLE, Texas (KLTV) - An officer involved shooting took place south of Jacksonville, after a man allegedly held his wife and daughter hostage.
The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office announced in a social media post that an officer involved shooting took place in the 36,000 block of Highway 69.
They received a 911 call at 11:52 a.m. from a man who claimed to be holding his wife and daughter hostage, according to Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Adam Albritton.
Cherokee County deputies and DPS responded; on scene, they found the man to be armed with a gun. Sgt. Albritton said the suspect confronted the officers, which unfortunately required them to defend themselves. The suspect was shot and transported to a local hospital, but for the safety of the medical staff, his name, condition and other details are not being released, Albritton said.
The wife and daughter are reportedly safe and unharmed, as are all law enforcement officers.
The Texas Rangers are investigating this case, and updates will be released as available.
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