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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Officer-Involved Shooting: Cherokee County

Jacksonville – Preliminary investigation indicates that on November 26, 2022 at around 11:52 A.M., the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a man who stated he was holding his wife and daughter hostage.


When officers from the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department and DPS Troopers arrived on scene, the suspect who was armed with a gun confronted the officers in a threatening manner. Unfortunately, officers had to defend themselves and the incident ended with the suspect shot.


For the safety of the medical staff, no information about the suspect or his condition will be released at this time. The Texas Rangers are investigating the incident.


This is preliminary information and no further details are available at this time.





Sergeant Adam Albritton

Texas Department of Public Safety

Safety Education / Media & Communications

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