A Texas deputy was shot and critically injured while serving a federal warrant in La Grange.
According to the La Grange Police Department, officers went to serve a felony warrant for failing to register as a sex offender after 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 1 at a Dollar General Store in La Grange. The suspect resisted, pulled a knife, escaped to his motel room and barricaded himself in.
The officers attempted to serve the warrant again and the suspect began shooting at them. A deputy with the Fayette County Sheriff's Office who was assisting was injured during the shooting and has been taken to a local hospital in critical condition.
Police officers were shot during a standoff at a @DollarGeneral Store in #LaGrange, #Texas. The standoff has ended but the area remains closed off and the public has been asked to avoid the area. @StevenonFox7 is on his way to learn more. MORE: https://t.co/ES3WRxijpg pic.twitter.com/kALAqixedG— FOX 7 Austin (@fox7austin) November 1, 2018
The La Grange Police Department was assisted by the Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Rangers, and the Fayette County Sheriff's Office during this incident.
From Dollar Store Employee in La Grange - There was a disturbance inside store. Police officer asked suspect for ID. Took him outside. Fight ensued. Suspect was tazed - then several gunshots fired. Seconds later 10-15 shots fired. Helicopter is hovering over store right now.— FOX 7 Austin (@fox7austin) November 1, 2018
The suspect was barricaded for about four hours before he was taken into custody.