Polk County deputy involved in shooting at the Sportsmans Retreat subdivision

Updated: Mar. 3, 2020 at 8:25 AM CST
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POLK COUNTY, Texas (KTRE) - Early Tuesday morning, Polk County Sheriff Office deputies responded to a call about a man barricaded inside a house in the Sportsman’s Retreat subdivision.

Chief Deputy Byron Lyons said the man refused to come out of the house.

Deputies were able to get the man on the phone, and they tried for hours to get him to surrender.

Lyons says it wasn’t long after 7 a.m. when the man started shooting at deputies.

Deputies returned fire, and the man was shot. We do not know the extent of his injuries, but Lyons said they are not life-threatening, and the man is being treated at an area hospital.

“I guess my very first thought was just concern about my guys,” Lyons said. "You could tell by the sound of the weapon that he was firing that it was a large-caliber weapon and that they were in danger.”

No deputies were hurt during the standoff.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office has not released the man’s name at this time. Lyons, the Texas Rangers will be conducting the investigation.

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