Rangers, SJCSO investigating officer-involved shooting in Trails End near Cleveland

The Texas Rangers, with the assistance of the San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Office, are investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred Tuesday, July 9.

At approximately 10:30a.m., San Jacinto County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 100 block of Hicks Loop in Cleveland in regards to a suicidal person call.  The preliminary investigation indicates that deputies arrived on scene to find a male subject armed with a knife. 

Deputies reportedly negotiated with the male for an extended period of time in an effort to get him to put down the knife, but he refused. 

“Less-lethal weapons were used, but were unsuccessful in subduing the suspect.  He then displayed a bladed weapon, and became aggressive towards the deputies, when he was shot,” said Sgt. Stephanie Davis, spokesperson for the Texas Department of Public Safety in Beaumont, Texas.

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Deputies made sure the weapon was no longer a threat and performed lifesaving aid until medical personnel arrived on scene.

The 26-year-old suspect, from Cleveland, Texas, was transported to a local hospital in Conroe.  At this time, the suspect’s medical condition is unknown.

This is an active investigation, and additional details are unavailable at this time.

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