The sheriff’s department was contacted on Saturday, Aug. 23, around 7:38 p.m., by 9-1-1 dispatchers who received a call from the male subjects wife, stating the man was threatening to harm himself in a suicidal attempt.
Upon arriving at the 5000 block of FM 1069, in Aransas Pass at approximately 7:51 p.m., the sheriff’s deputies were informed that the male subject was in his vehicle behind his home, and he was armed.
When the man got out of his vehicle, deputies noticed he was armed with a revolver. The man began walking toward the neighbors residence, at which point the deputies tried to reason with the man for approximately one and a half hours.
With no resolution, the man pointed his revolver toward one of the deputies, at which point the deputy fire two rounds, injuring the man so he could not fire the weapon. The male subject was transported by local EMS to Spohn Memorial Hospital, where he is in stable condition as of Tuesday morning.
The deputy involved in the case is currently on administrative leave, according to Sheriff Leroy Moody, as it is protocol during a pending investigation of this nature.
No charges have been filed on this matter as of press time, and there are no further details as to the cause of the man’s distraught behavior.
“We will see what the situation brings when the man gets out of the hospital,” Sheriff Moody commented.