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.