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.
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.