GROVETON, TX (KTRE) - An officer with the Trinity County Sheriff's Office has shot and killed a man in connection to an altercation the man was having with a woman in Groveton.
The man that was shot has been identified as Clayton Baker, 38, Of Willis, TX. According to Trooper David Hendry, a spokesman for the Texas Department, of Public Safety, Texas Rangers are investigating the incident that occurred near a house in the 400 block of West Second Street. Hendry said the incident occurred around 10:20 Friday morning.
"The initial information that we have right now is that the sheriff office responded to an assault in progress and the suspect was shot and killed," Hendry said. "The victim of the assault had to be flown to a hospital in the Bryan/College Station area."
The Rangers with assistance from the Trinity County Sheriff's Office, Groveton Police and Trinity County game wardens blocked off an area around the house which sits behind Brookshire Brothers as they photographed the scene and talked to witnesses.
"The Rangers are on scene conducting their investigation," Hendry said. " The scene is secure. There is no danger to the community."
Hendry said the department is not ready yet to release the names of the person that was allegedly assaulted or the officer involved in the shooting.
"We are always concerned about releasing proper information," Hendry said. "We want to be factual and accurate with information we release. ... As that information comes in we will continue to update you guys with information."
One neighbor spoke to KTRE off camera. The neighbor said he was not home when the incident happened, but it did not surprise him when he arrived home and saw police tape and vehicles all around.
"That house is bad," he said. "Nothing good happens down there. I have been waiting for something to happen down there."