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Texas sheriff’s deputy shot while responding to disturbance

October 9, 2018

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — A gunman has died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in a Houston-area home after shooting a sheriff’s deputy as the gunman’s family was being held inside.

The deputy had responded to the home early Tuesday near Sugar Land, southwest of Houston, after a woman called authorities saying an armed man was threatening her life.

Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls says the deputy was shot in the leg and taken to a hospital with wounds not considered life-threatening.

The gunman, identified as 41-year-old Serik Olivares, fired at other deputies who responded to the scene.

The woman who called, who shared custody with Olivares of their 2-year-old son, later was able to leave the home along with the child and Olivares’ parents.

A tactical team that entered the home found Olivares dead inside.

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