Upshur County, Texas - Somebody opened fire at an Upshur County Sheriff Deputy's patrol car, personal car, and her home, barely missing her child.
The incident occurred about 11 PM on Saturday at the deputy's residence in Diana, Texas.
Upshur County Sheriff Larry Webb said that one of the shots that penetrated the deputy's home and lodged in the clothing that the child was wearing while the child was playing video games. Another struck the chair that he was sitting in.
Sheriff Webb declined to identify the deputy, and said it was obvious due to the damage done to her patrol car. The attack was an apparent act of retaliation. Thankfully, no one was injured.
The shooters were believed to be in either a brown or tan passenger car, which possibly headed west on FM 3245 toward U.S. 259.
Sheriff Webb said:
“It saddens me that this has occurred in this county and has targeted your law enforcement agency and one of our front line deputies. I know citizens will stand with us to see that the persons who did this are brought to justice.”
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Investigator Tim Hall at the Upshur County Sheriff's Office at (903) 843-2541 or Upshur County Crime Stoppers at (903) 843-2541.
It takes a special kind of coward to shoot at a law enforcement officer's house.
The shooters likely knew that people we home, with both cars being present at the house. Do you think that the suspects should be charged with multiple counts of attempted murder on the deputy and her family? We'd like to hear from you. Please let us know in the comments.