UPDATE: 1 dead, 2 deputies on leave following shooting on Carpenter Road
The Texas Department of Public Safety Texas Rangers Division, with the assistance of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s and District Attorney’s offices, are investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred Tuesday.
At approximately 3 p.m., Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the 1100 block of Carpenter Road in the north Beaumont area of Jefferson County regarding a family disturbance that involved a weapon.
The preliminary investigation indicates deputies arrived and found a male barricading himself with a firearm inside a travel trailer on the property.
Deputies continued negotiating with the subject — asking him to bring this incident to a peaceful end — for several hours, but he refused to surrender.
Less than lethal tactics were unsuccessful in getting the subject to leave the trailer without a firearm.
When the subject did exit the travel trailer, he pointed a handgun towards the deputies and he was shot, according to the public safety department.
Deputies assisted EMS personnel, who were already on-scene, with life-saving efforts.
The victim, a 59-year-old Beaumont man, was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. Authorities have not released a name.
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