One person dead in officer-involved shooting in Harrison County

Published: Aug. 31, 2023 at 8:39 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 31, 2023 at 8:47 AM CDT
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HARRISON COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - One person has died after an officer-involved shooting in Harrison County late Monday night.

According to a press release by DPS, at around 10:30 p.m. a Texas DPS trooper conducted a traffic stop on US Highway 259 in Gregg County. The driver fled the traffic stop and a pursuit took place. It ended on FM 450 in Harrison County when the driver fled on foot into a wooded area. An exchange of gunfire then took place between the suspect and the DPS trooper.

The suspect, John L. Stanford, 39, of Avinger, was pronounced dead on the scene.

The Texas Rangers are leading the investigation.