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Texas sheriff’s deputy repeatedly shot responding to theft

February 2, 2018

LOCKHART, Texas (AP) — A Texas sheriff’s deputy is in stable condition following surgery after he was shot multiple times while responding to a theft report at a home.

Caldwell County sheriff’s Sgt. William Miller says the shooting occurred early Friday at a house near Dale, a small community about 30 miles (48 kilometers) south of Austin.

Miller says deputies came under fire as they approached the home. He says the wounded deputy will need additional surgery for his injuries. Miller declined to release the deputy’s name.

Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Robbie Barrera says two people are in custody and charges are pending. Authorities have not identified the pair.

The Texas Rangers are leading the investigation. Barrera, a spokeswoman for the Rangers, declined to release any additional information.