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Trinity Police arrest man wanted for officer-involved shooting incident

Source: Trinity Police Department Source: Trinity Police Department
TRINITY, TX (KTRE) -

Trinity Police have arrested a man wanted after an officer-involved shooting incident.

According to the Trinity Police Department, multiple agencies responded to a tip that 49-year-old Brent Singleton was at a residence on Crestway.

Officer Wheeler arrested Singleton on warrants of impersonating a public servant, aggravated assault and aggravated assault on a public servant. 

Additional charges are still pending, and Singleton has no bond at this time.  

Trinity Police were searching for the suspect who allegedly pointed a rifle at law enforcement officers several times on February 17 before they shot at him because they were in fear for their lives.

According to Trinity Police Chief Steven Jones, Singleton raised a rifle at officers several times after they tried to apprehend him. 

Jones said one of his officers saw a sexual assault suspect in the Rudy's parking lot around 1 a.m. The TPD officer approached the suspect to question him. According to a report, Singleton was the driver of the vehicle the suspect was in. There was a rifle in plain view of the vehicle. 

Authorities said Singleton then fled from officers. At 2:26 a.m., the TPD officer and a Trinity County Sheriff’s deputy went to 107 Israel Otis Street to locate Singleton. Singleton raised a rifle and confronted the deputy inside the home. The authorities took cover to evaluate the situation.

The report stated that Singleton raised the rifle at authorities a second time. Both officers then shot at Singleton in fear of their lives. Singleton fled the scene and was able to escape a second time. 

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