Nacogdoches, TX(KTRE)- The Nacogdoches Police Department and the Texas Rangers are investigating a shooting incident that has left a Nacogdoches man injured on Christmas Day.
According to Sergeant Greg Sowell, with Nacogdoches Police, officers were responding to call at a home on the 1600 block of Coleman Street. The call was in reference to a man with a firearm creating a disturbance.
Sowell says, "Officers had parked and were approaching the house when the suspect came to the door. Officers announced their presence and identified themselves. The suspect then pointed a firearm out of the doorway, in the direction of the officers".
Sowell said that one of the responding officers, whose name has not been released, fired four times at the suspect with his patrol rifle. The suspect then went back into the house, where he remained for approximately eight minutes, and then surrendered to officers without further incident.
The suspect was immediately taken to a local hospital where he is reportedly undergoing surgery at this time.
In compliance with departmental policy, the officer has been placed on paid administrative leave while the incident is investigated. It standard procedure anytime deadly force is used by an officer.