Deputy Shot In Face With Crossbow Bolt, Shoots Would-Be Killer With Bullets

A Hardin County sheriff's deputy was shot in the face while conducting a mental health wellness check on Thursday.

Hardin County, TX – A Hardin County sheriff’s deputy was shot in the face with a crossbow on Thursday morning while doing a mental health check at the request of the shooter’s family.

The incident occurred at about 10:45 a.m. on June 20 when a Hardin County sheriff’s deputy and a mental health case worker responded to a home west of Sour Lake in the 30,000-block of Old Sour Lake Road, KFDM reported.

The deputy and a crisis worker from the Spindletop Center arrived at the house and attempted to communicate with the man inside, KBMT reported.

But instead of talking, the 38-year-old man came out of the house with a crossbow and fired a shot at the deputy.

The deputy was struck above his left eye, but he was able to draw his service weapon and return fire, hitting the man in the upper torso, according to KBMT.

The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release that the man, who was conscious, had been airlifted to a hospital in Beaumont, according to KFDM.

The deputy was awake and alert when he was transported to the hospital via ambulance, according to the release.

The Texas Rangers arrived on the scene early Thursday afternoon and were heading up the investigation into the officer-involved shooting, KBMT reported.

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ProGODProUSA
ProGODProUSA

Praying for the wounded deputy.

Mig Alley
Mig Alley

Never bring a crossbow to a gun fight low life thugs.

Baxter12
Baxter12

Sending prayers for the Officer, family & unit. I pray he makes it. As far as the killer pull the plug or Death Penalty for anyone who one who shots a Law Enforcement Officer/ K9 ,All first Responders and Non Active Military.

LitheSteel
LitheSteel

Should have transported suspect by horse litter and let deputy take airlift.

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