Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Dad "suspected" of assaulting 2 of his children; dad shot by police deputy responding to call (Johnson County, Texas)

It seems that UNNAMED DAD assaulted two of his children and threatened his family in general. Somehow, the family managed to flee the residence before police arrived. According to the police, the armed dad rushed a deputy attempting to secure the rear of the home. The deputy told him to stop and drop his weapon, and when Dad did not, the deputy shot him.


Alvarado man shot by deputy during domestic violence call
Posted Monday, Jan. 04, 2010


JOHNSON COUNTY — A 33-year-old man suspected of domestic assault was shot by a Johnson County deputy Sunday after officials say he rushed the deputy while armed.

The man, whose identity has not been released, was taken to a Fort Worth hospital, where he remained Monday morning in the custody of the sheriff’s office. An officer said he was "stable."

Deputies were dispatched to the Alvarado area home in the 4000 block of County Road 610 about 5:30 p.m. Sunday, according to a news release issued Monday.

Initial reports indicated that the man had threatened his family and assaulted two of his three children. The wife and children had fled before the deputies arrived, the release states.

The release states that as deputies surrounded the residence, the man ran out toward a deputy securing the rear of the home.

Lt. Tim Jones said the suspect had a weapon, which he described only as "a large item of some nature," when he charged the deputy.

The deputy told the man to stop and put down his weapon. When he did not, the deputy fired, the release states.

Jones declined to identify the weapon or precisely where the man was shot. He said Texas Rangers are investigating the incident.

The sheriff’s office is investigating the allegations of domestic violence and child abuse, as well as conducting an internal review as is standard in any use-of-force incident, the release states.