1 burglary suspect fatally shot, 1 taken into custody by Cherokee County deputy

1 burglary suspect fatally shot, 1 taken into custody by Cherokee County deputy
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CHEROKEE COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - One suspect was shot and another taken into custody after an incident east of Rusk in the Atoy community Thursday night.

Cherokee County Sheriff Brent Dickson said that the incident happened at 6:45 p.m. today at a property off 343 and FM 851.

A deputy was doing a drive-by check on a property at the owner’s request, due to recent break-ins in the area, Dickson said. When the deputy approached the property, he spotted a vehicle and two people there. The deputy confronted the two and during the exchange, the deputy shot one suspect, who died. He took the other suspect into custody.

Texas Rangers are at the scene investigating now, Dickson said.

There will be a press conference at the sheriff’s office Friday morning to give more details on the incident. Stay with KLTV and KLTV.com for updates.

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