A man lost his life Wednesday evening after opening fire on law enforcement officers in Mount Pleasant. Texas Rangers are investigating the officer-involved shooting and no other injuries were reported.
At about 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Mount Pleasant police received a 9-1-1 call in regard to a welfare concern at 120 Jerry Boatner Pkwy. Preliminary information indicates officers responded and upon arrival, were directed to a male who was allegedly intoxicated, armed with a handgun and was making threats.
Officers located the armed individual and attempted to de-escalate the situation through dialogue.
The male fired a handgun from inside the vehicle and the officers fired their service weapons in response. The man died at the scene. No officers were injured in the incident.
As is standard procedure, the officers involved have been placed on paid administrative leave while the incident is investigated. The Texas Rangers are handling the investigation for this incident.