Officer-involved shooting results in suspect shot, 4-yr-old girl struck in leg by gunfire


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    A domestic violence call resulted in a suspect trying to run over a deputy and ram his patrol vehicle, and it ended with an officer-involved shooting in which the suspect was struck and a 4-year old girl was struck in the leg, according to the Hardin County Sheriff's Office.

    Hardin County Sheriff Mark Davis says deputies responded to a domestic violence report at a home on Atlantic Road near Sour Lake shortly before 10 a.m. Sunday.

    A deputy tried to detain the suspect and the suspect ran to a nearby vehicle and tried to run over the deputy in the yard. He also rammed the deputy's patrol vehicle, according to the sheriff's office.

    A second deputy chased the suspect from the scene, along Hwy 105 East, then back toward the scene and back to the home, according to the sheriff.

    Sheriff Davis says the suspect was trying to break down the door to gain access to an adult female and children inside the residence.

    According to the sheriff's office, the suspect had an active protective order against him.

    Two deputies fired their service handguns, according to Sheriff Davis, who says the suspect was struck by gunfire and deputies were finally able to take him into custody.

    He is undergoing treatment at a nearby hospital. He was conscious and alert after the shooting.

    A 4-year-old girl was struck in the leg by gunfire and is undergoing treatment at the hospital as well.

    The suspect faces numerous felony charges.

    Sheriff Davis has asked the Texas Rangers for assistance, as is standard procedure for a law enforcement related use of force, to provide an independent review and investigation.

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