Suspect killed in officer-involved shooting in Giddings after multiple stabbings

The Texas Rangers are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Giddings that left one man dead.

Giddings Police responded to multiple stabbings before 9 a.m. Monday near North Main Street and West Independence Street. A spokesperson for the Texas Rangers said at least three people were stabbed.


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Evidence markers could be seen outside the Texaco off of North Main Street. Next door is Chelis Mexican Restaurant, Edgar Cardona, an employee of the family-owned business, said he didn’t witness what happened but said the scene was alarming.

“It’s the first time that I have ever seen anything like this,” said Cardona. “I’ve lived here my whole life. It's a pretty calm town, you don’t see this stuff regularly.“

Crime scene tape blocked off three locations, one near a pest control business, a Texaco, and a few blocks of West Independence Street. It was not immediately known where the stabbing began; however neighbors tell FOX 7 the scene ended on West Independence with the suspect shot and killed by law enforcement.

Multiple law enforcement agencies were on scene, the evidence collecting part of the investigation along West Independence Street wrapped up by 1:30 p.m. 


Details about what led up to the shooting have not been released.