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Posted on: May 17, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Texas DPS Investigates Officer-Involved Shooting

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On Wednesday, May 17, 2023, at about 1:30 a.m., Longview Police Department officers arrived in the 800 block of Owings Street investigating an assault, family violence, that was reported to Longview Dispatch. Officers began talking with the involved parties and then attempted to contact the suspect. The suspect then lunged out of a room armed with hammers in each hand and charged at the officers; disobeying officer commands.  Due to the advancing threat placing officers in immediate danger, shots were fired, striking the suspect and stopping the forward charge. The officers on the scene then summoned EMS and rendered first aid. The suspect was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Charges are pending and the suspect will be identified at a later time.

Following the Longview Police Department's procedures, the Texas DPS Rangers were requested to conduct the investigation. We ask that anyone with further information related to this investigation please contact the Longview Police Department or the TX DPS Rangers.

The safety of the community is paramount to the Longview Police Department, and the men and women of the department will continue working diligently to protect the community while providing professional policing.

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