Texas Rangers investigating fatal officer-involved shooting outside Longview ER

Texas Rangers investigating fatal officer-involved shooting outside Longview ER
Published: Nov. 28, 2022 at 2:37 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 28, 2022 at 6:30 PM CST
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LONGVIEW, Texas (KLTV) - The Texas Rangers are investigating a fatal shooting involving an off-duty Kilgore Police officer who was working security at a Longview emergency medical facility.

Around 9 p.m. Sunday, the officer was checking vehicles in the parking lot of Hospitality Health ER on McCann Road as part of a 12-hour shift, according to Kilgore Police Chief Todd Hunter. He was then confronted by Calvin L. Brown Jr., 61, from Longview, DPS Sgt. Adam Albritton said.

Longview Police and Fire departments, Texas Rangers, and Kilgore Police responded to the scene...
Longview Police and Fire departments, Texas Rangers, and Kilgore Police responded to the scene of a fatal officer-involved shooting at a Longview medical facility Sunday night.(Source: KLTV staff)

Brown asked for the officer’s name before pulling a weapon from his pocket, Hunter said.

The two struggled over control of the pistol, a news release stated.

“He was unable to disarm him,” Hunter said. “He used his service weapon to stop the aggression and protect himself.”

Hunter said the officer called for the ER staff inside to help. They attempted life-saving measures, but the suspect was pronounced dead a short time later, according to the news release.

The off-duty Kilgore Police officer was working a 12-hour security shift at the medical...
The off-duty Kilgore Police officer was working a 12-hour security shift at the medical facility, according to Chief Todd Hunter.(Source: KLTV staff)

The unidentified officer was not injured. He is now on administrative leave, which is standard policy with shootings involving officers, according to Kilgore Police.

Hunter said it does not appear the officer was targeted.

“We’ve watched the video. Preliminary results show us that this individual got here at 5:30 and had been walking around or had been in the parking lot for hours. We’re unsure of why. So the investigation continues.”

Crime scene investigators taped-off a section of the medical facility's parking lot and placed...
Crime scene investigators taped-off a section of the medical facility's parking lot and placed evidence markers on the ground.(Source: KLTV staff)

Longview Police and Fire departments responded to the scene, along with the Texas Rangers.