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Sulphur Springs Police Officer involved shooting leaves one person dead

Sulphur Springs Police Department and Hopkins County Sheriff’s Department responded to the area of Holiday Drive in Sulphur Springs

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On Monday, January 2, 2023, at 5:51 p.m. officers with the Sulphur Springs Police Department and Hopkins County Sheriff’s Department responded to the area of Holiday Drive in Sulphur Springs, in reference to an individual that had a handgun and was threatening to do harm to himself and others.

The complainant stated that after making these threats, the individual left the area on foot.

A short time later, officers located the individual in a vehicle in the Royal Inn Parking lot located at 1233 South Broadway Street. When confronted, the individual then fled from the vehicle on foot with the handgun.

Officers gave pursuit and later the individual pointed the handgun at the officers and a Sulphur Springs Police Officer fired his duty weapon, striking the suspect.

Officers administered first aid to the individual but the individual succumbed to his injuries. The individual was later pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace BJ Teer.

The individual’s name will not be released at this time. The officer has been placed on administrative leave during this initial investigation.

This incident is being investigated by the Texas Rangers.

Any further questions or information requests shall be directed to the Texas Rangers in Garland.


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