Special Crimes investigating an officer involved shooting in Claude

Published: Sep. 1, 2014 at 11:25 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 1, 2014 at 10:01 PM CDT
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Claude, TX - Police confirm that an officer involved shooting has taken place in an area county jail.

Sunday, the Armstrong County Sheriff's Office received a call about a disturbance at a local store in Claude. The Sheriff and a deputy were dispatched to handle the disturbance.

A suspect was arrested and taken to the Armstrong County Sheriff's Office to be booked in jail, but during the booking process, the suspect attacked and overpowered the Sheriff and assaulted him.

The deputy tried to stop the attack, but the suspect continued assaulting the Sheriff. When the deputy's attempt to stop the suspect's attack on the Sheriff failed, the deputy shot the suspect.

The Sheriff and the suspect were both taken to a local hospital. The suspect later died at the hospital.

The suspect's identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The Special Crimes Unit continues to investigate this shooting and asks anyone with information about this incident to please call 378-9468.