Hawkins officer on admin leave after shooting, chief says

Crime & Public Safety

UPDATE (10:38 A.M.) – Hawkins Police Chief Manfred Gilow gave a few more details on the officer-involved shooting Thursday.

He said a call came in Thursday about a woman with a machete attacking citizens in their car.

According to Gilow, the officer used the “necessary force to stop the threat after less lethal [force] was ineffective.”

The officer is on admin leave and will receive counsel.

“It is very hard for any officer to use deadly force,” Gilow said.

The officer-involved shooting has been turned over to the Texas Rangers.

HAWKINS, Texas (KETK) – Texas Rangers were requested by the Hawkins Police Department to investigate an officer-involved shooting, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

DPS said the incident took place near Hawkins High School on FM-14 around 4:45 p.m.

Officials mentioned that the scene is secure and that there is not a threat to the public and that no law enforcement officers were injured.

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